Cognosante recently sponsored and participated in the 37th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Aspen, Colorado. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Disabled American Veterans, the event is attended by almost 400 injured Veterans and active-duty service members each year.
The annual winter clinic is popularly known as “Miracles on a Mountainside,” as it helps disabled Veterans’ mental and physical rehabilitation through events like Alpine and Nordic skiing, rock climbing, and other adaptive sports and activities. Adaptive sports have been credited with improving participants’ well-being by reducing stress, lessening dependency on pain and anti-depression medications, and improving educational and employment outcomes.
“Our participation in the Winter Sports Clinic is a great example of how our Veteran employees continue to serve long after their military service has ended. Our team spent the day helping heroes with downhill skiing, sled hockey, and cycling. It was an incredibly meaningful experience and we all returned home a bit different than when we arrived,” said Jennifer Bond, Vice President of Growth. Cognosante volunteers included the following team members:
- Philip Dietz, General Manager, Military and Veterans Health
- Jennifer Bond, Vice President of Growth
- Randy Tharp, Vice President, Military and Veterans Health
- Paul Graf, Sr. Program Director, Military and Veterans Health
- Scott Fulsom, Consumer Disputes Operations Manager, 1095-A Program
- Vance McCorkle, Engineering Manager