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Hosting heroes: Vail Veterans Program welcomes wounded military vets for 5-day golf outing
VAIL – For wounded U.S. military veterans — and their families — tours of duty last a lifetime. Years outside of the military are spent adjusting to society, building confidence and getting used to a new normal after catastrophic injuries.
The Vail Veterans Program uses the freedom of the Rocky Mountains along with rehabilitative sports and activities to help wounded veterans from across the country enjoy much-needed time away, free of charge for them and their families.
During the week of Aug. 20, about 20 veterans converged on the valley for a five-day golf outing, along with other activities such as massages and bowling at local businesses.
“Coming from the city of Philadelphia and getting out here, just looking around and breathing good air feels great,” said Kevin McCloskey, “and the courses are beautiful and everyone out here is incredible. Vail Veterans is probably one of the best nonprofits out there.”