Veterans Learn Curling in White River Junction

On Saturday, October 28th Upper Valley Curling and Cape Cod Curling in collaboration with Recreation Therapy at White River Junction VAMC and the Town of Hartford provided a learn to adaptive curl opportunity for many of our local Veterans and community members at Barwood Arena. Tony Colacchio is a National Assistant Coach for Paralympic Curling and a member of the Cape Cod Curling Club; he provided the instruction alongside Paralympian Meghan Lino, for this unique event.

The goal of offering adaptive sport opportunities is to provide another pathway for our nation’s heroes to find relief from their stresses in civilian life as well as shedding light onto the possibilities for those in wheelchairs, with physical disabilities, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Learning new skills with peers help our Veterans find a sense of comradery, which they often miss since their service in the military.

The next clinic will be held November 7th from 9:00-11:00 at Barwood Arena. Please reach out to Jennifer Stark, Recreation Therapy at White River Junction VAMC ext. 4694 to sign up for this clinic.