Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grant to benefit Veterans with disabilities and disabled members of the Armed Forces. Grants may be used to fund, develop, and implement adaptive sports programs including equine therapy, cycling, kayaking, and hiking. 126 grants totaling $14.8 million were awarded to national, regional, and community programs, including one in Lake Placid.

“I am excited to announce that the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, located in Lake Placid, has been awarded funding to support disabled veteran’s recreational and community-based activities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “All veterans are valued members of our communities and deserve opportunities to thrive both mentally and physically. I am proud to be an outspoken supporter for initiatives to help our veterans live fulfilling lives.”