helping heroes find their way
SKIING, HIKING, CLIMBING, CYCLING. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES! AND MUCH MORE!
Azimuth Check Foundation of New England (ACFNE) helps active duty military, veterans, and first responders with disabilities by providing challenging year-round athletic activities. We directly sponsor and lend our support to a number of events throughout the Northern New England region. All of the events provide an opportunity to show support for and raise money to support our warriors and their families. Click here to learn more about hosting an event to benefit the Foundation.
Azimuth check – verification of one’s current location and environment and calculation of the route to an objective or goal.
HELPING HEROES SKI DAY
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Cannon Mountain Ski Area
The 1st Annual Helping Heroes Ski Day is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 2018, and will be held at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in partnership with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. The purpose of this event is to provide our active military, veterans, and first responders with disabilities a full day of outdoor adventure at no cost and an opportunity to foster camaraderie amongst other heroes.
COUNTDOWN TO OUR FIRST EVENT
SUPPORTING OUR SOLDIERS IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND
Comprised of five founding board members, of whom four are veterans and the fifth a concerned physician and father of an Army Ranger, we have long been aware of a gap in desperately needed wellness programs for veterans and first responders with disabilities in Northern New England. ACFNE seeks to fill that gap by providing challenging year-round athletic activities. It is our core belief that participation in these activities builds self-esteem and accomplishment and that the camaraderie and inclusion of family and friends promotes wellness, helping our heroes to find their way.
ACFNE intends to accomplish this by providing athletic and wellness programs in collaboration with other established organizations in Northern New England. The Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC), which has a longstanding history of effective programs for civilian clients with disabilities is one such partner. Taking advantage of their experience and success, we will be able to provide immediate support to our target community, foregoing the lengthy and expensive task of building in-house expertise.
At the present time, we are a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and are working with ASPNC planning our first event, an alpine ski weekend for heroes with disabilities scheduled for mid-March 2018. Other events being planned include an orienteering geo-caching fundraiser, a golf tournament, and civic events to be held in and around Bethlehem, New Hampshire.