The following blog post was written by retired long-time SWA Captain Ted Lawson...
During the week of April 8-15, a group of residents of Breckenridge, Colorado, including me and fellow retired long-time SWA Captain John Schnobrich, held the 5th annual Wounded Warriors Family Ski Week.
This event is held annually to invite a group of Wounded Soldiers from around the country and Puerto Rico to Breckenridge for a week of skiing, ice skating, fly fishing, professional counseling, and reconnecting time with their families.
All expenses are paid by the Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, a 501(c)(3) organization. Southwest Airlines has been gracious enough to provide transportation to the soldiers from their homes and bases around the country. All adaptive ski and fishing equipment and lessons are provided by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.
The goal of the program is to provide a vehicle for severely wounded soldiers a way to reconnect with their families and the outside world through the use of the facilities here in Breckenridge. We attempt to show the soldiers that they can function normally in today’s world and can participate in activities with their families that they before had thought impossible.