For the ninth year, the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF)’s Warriors in Motion™ program hosted a two day event for injured United States servicemen and women. The ASF brought 16 severely wounded warriors and their families to Burden Lake located in Rensselaer County, New York on August 13th and 14th. Injuries included amputation, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, visual impairment, traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.
The Alamo Lake Sports weekend, which is named in memory of Burden Lake legend and Army veteran of the Korean War, Al “Alamo” Weidman, included two days of waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling, and tubing for wounded warriors and their families. Warriors were encouraged to bring their spouses and children with the goal of the event to be the inclusion of the disabled troops back into family activities.
“I want to thank you for letting me take my daughter and nephew and spend the weekend with everyone. We had an absolute blast and will be talking about it for weeks to come! Thank you so much” -Joe Arsenault, Wounded Warrior
“This was a great event that empowered me to look forward and challenge myself and my conditions along with my family.” -Axel Lopez, Wounded Warrior
“I learned that even with my injury I can still do things I used to enjoy, like wake boarding” -James Klingensmith, Wounded Warrior
To view more pictures from the 2016 ASF’s Warriors in Motion Lake Sport weekend, visit https://adaptivesportsfoundation.smugmug.com/WIM-Alamo-Lake-Sport-Weekend/
The ASF has been serving injured United States servicemen and women since 2005 through their Warriors in Motion program offering over 30 warrior physical and health wellness events annually. From the warriors, to the volunteer instructors, to members of the community; everyone involved is positively impacted by the event. For more information on the Warriors in Motion program, visit www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org.