4th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciation Week

4th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciation Week

th  Annual

“Not Forgotten Outreach 

Appreciation Ski Week”

Taos Ski Valley

January 17 -22, 2017

 Taos Ski Valley (TSV) & Not Forgotten Outreach (NFO) honors:

Since 2014 TSV & NFO has been providing Military Families an affordable ski vacation.  The Appreciation Ski Week is a Free event.  NFO brings Military Families together at Taos Ski Valley, from all over the US for an experience filled with fun activities on & off the Ski Mountains.  Hit the slopes for a guaranteed good time with loved ones and friends surrounding you at a Ski Resort started by a WWII Veteran, Ernie Blake.  It’s a perfect opportunity to improve relationships and at the same time enhance personal well-being. It’s family fun for everyone! Not Forgotten Outreach is pleased to provide adaptive inclusive recreation for the Military Family, NFO is offering ten (10) scholarships for Adaptive Skiers and their Families.  In 2016, there were over 1,500 Military Family attendees, this year NFO expect to Host over 3,000 Military Families!

TSV Resort Deals & Discounts:  Eligibility:  Active Duty, National Guard, Reservist, Veteran, Family members and Gold Star Families and their Families with military ID or other identification

  • $30.00 All Day Lift Tickets &   Free Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Children Center *** Full Day $40 JE1, JE2, JE3 &  Childcare
Children Center *** Half Day $32 JE1, JE2, JE3 &  Childcare
Adult Snowsports First Experience $62 Lift ticket included
Adult Snowsports Novice $62 Lift ticket included
Adult Snowsports Group Lesson $30 Lift ticket NOT included
*** Pre-Registrater w/ TSV Children Center  * No Discounts for Private Lesson
Adaptive Lessons Fill out and submit participant packet www.skitaos.com

 

TSV Creating a Ski Vacation Affordable  Regular Prices NFO Prices Savings a Day!
Military Family of Four  $666.00  $140.00  $526.00
Military Family of Three  $466.00  $100.00  $366.00
Military Couple  $266.00  $60.00  $206.00
Single – Soldier  $133.00  $30.00  $103.00

Join us for this Not Forgotten Outreach Free Event

 

And broaden the experience.

There’s also plenty to do when participants aren’t on the slopes, and it’s all challenging and fun.

  • Thursday Dinner for 200 Military Families (Register @ NFO Booth Day of Arrival)
  • Saturday Dinner for 200 Military Families (Register @ NFO Booth Day of Arrival)
  • Live Music & DJ’s
  • Non-Ski Events: Tubing, Yoga, Self Defense, Sled Hockey
  • Free Hot Drinks and Snacks @ the Base (Tuesday – Sunday 0900 – 1500)
  • Lodging Discounts (facebook.com/NotForgottenOutreach and notforgottenoutreach.org for updates)
  • Inter-Service Branch Races: Thursday – Saturday 1000 – 1400

 

Volunteers deliver untiring encouragement and friendship

A devoted force of volunteers and specialized ski instructors offer one-on-one instruction, untiring encouragement, and loyal friendship. This bonding and mentorship are critical to the therapeutic value of the event.  Using a volunteer team, Not Forgotten Outreach creates a week of events to connect the children and surviving spouses of the fallen, Active Duty & Veterans with others going through the same experience. The Military Families who attend our annual events walk away knowing they are not alone, and that we honor the sacrifice the Military Members made while serving our country. Want to Help  https://www.volunteermatters.net/vm/SelfRegister.do?owner=notforgottenoutreach

About Taos Ski Valley

Located in northern New Mexico, Taos is one of North America’s premier ski and snowboard destinations, with more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails. Taos has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, spectacular scenery, and amazing terrain, truly making it a world of its own. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley, please visit www.skitaos.com.

About Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc.

Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. a 501(c)(3) is dedicated to motivating Military, Veterans & their Families and Gold Star families of fallen heroes to participate in recreational and/or therapeutic activities in order to facilitate the healing process.  NFO provides opportunities to improve relationships, build comradeship and at the same time enhances “Mindfulness” and personal well-being. Further Questions, Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Don Peters, don@notforgottenoutreach.org (575) 224-1503.

CFC Approved Charity #45291

 

Thank you Taos Ski Valley for their Continued Support of Military Families
 All Not Forgotten Outreach events are alcohol & drug free

Calling All Veterans and Military Families Artists

Calling All Veterans and Military Families Artists

Calling All Veterans and Military Families Artist

Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival”

July 1st & 2nd, 2017   10:00am to 5:00pm

Kit Carson Park Taos, New Mexico

 

Free 10’x10’ or 10’x20’ Booth Space for Active Duty Military, Veterans & Gold Star Families who would like to show off & Sell their own Art Creations including Paintings, Jewelry, Carvings & Lawn Art

A unique event during the summer tourist season!

Live Bands and (3) Kid’s Inflatable Play areas and a serine quiet area to relax in.

With over 3,000 visitors expected during the 4th July Weekend

Many past & present Service Members and Military Family members are using ART as a form of therapy options for those individuals who resist other treatment approaches or may be unaware of their conditions or issues inhibiting their rehabilitation recovery. NFO’s Recreation Therapy assist in improving function and ability, but also use interventions that are individualized and holistic, incorporating Veterans’ interests, family, community, and lifestyle.

Centering on Veteran strengths diminishes the focus from disability to ability, increasing function and independence, promoting wellness and prevention, and restoring quality of life. NFO believe that recreational therapy provides for friendship, connectedness and community; which are vitally important to overall health and wellness of Military Families.

Military Families participating in recreational and/or therapeutic activities facilitates the healing process and reintegration challenges faced by Military Families. NFO provides opportunities to improve family relationships, build camaraderie with other Military Families and Civilians; at the same time enhance “Mindfulness” of personal well-being. Transitioning from military life, back to civilian life is a challenge that all veterans face.

Outcomes of Veteran Art Therapy include improved physical health and capability to accomplish daily life activities, as well as improved mental health and relationships with others.

 

REGISTRATION: Artist Booth Space limited to Military Families.

Vendor sign-up Deadline is 30 June 2017. Not Forgotten Outreach must receive this Form and a copy of valid proof of Military Service by 1600 hrs on 30 June 2017. Applications available via email: don@notforgottenoureach.org or at APPLICATION 2017

ACCEPTABLE ARTWORK

Absolutely no imported, manufactured, mass-produced items or items not made in total by the exhibitor will be allowed.

BOOTH SPACES & SHARING

Sharing booths will be allowed. All people sharing a booth must be juried and each must fill out an application form.

This Booth space is an unfurnished 10’ x 10’ or 15’ x 20’ space. You are encouraged to bring tables, chairs, displays, pop-up tents and any other decoration you like for your space. The space will be available for set up 07:00am 3rd of July.

Food Vendor Booth space available for 2 days, with electricity $200.00 for a 10’x10’. Limited to 5 food vendors.

For further information on the Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival or other NFO programs please contact Don Peters, Executive Director; don@notforgottenoutreach.org or 575-224-1503.

Volunteer Sign Up!

Volunteer Sign Up!

Not Forgotten Outreach is still needing volunteers to help this weekend at the Angel Fire Military Family Appreciation Weekend!

Click the link to sign up and pick your shifts.

VOLUNTEER NOW

Military Appreciation Ski Weekend(s)

Military Appreciation Ski Weekend(s)

2nd Annual
“Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciation Ski Weekend”
for Surviving Families, Veterans and Active Duty Military
& Their Families

January 23, 24, 25, 2015 Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

February 20, 21, 22, 2015 Angel Fire, New Mexico

1 Event, 2 Locations

Hit the slopes for a guaranteed good time with loved ones and friends surrounding you. Not Forgotten Outreach, is pleased to provide adaptive & non-adaptive inclusive recreation for the entire Military Family. You and your family will enjoy a day of alpine skiing and snowboarding. It’s a perfect opportunity to improve relationships and at the same time enhance personal well-being. It’s family fun for everyone!

• $25.00 “All Day” lift tickets
• Free Ski/Snowboard Rental Equipment @ TSV & $15.00 Rentals at Angel Fire Resort
• ½ Price Group Lessons for Adults & Children
• Adaptive Ski Lessons (Scholarships Available & Registration deadline 2 weeks prior)
• Adaptive Ski Equipment (provided by National Veterans Winter Sports Clinic)
• Dinner for 200 Military Families @ TSV & 200 Military Families @ Angel Fire
• Live Music on Saturday night during the events.
• Non-Ski Events; Snowshoeing, Tubing, Ice Skating
• Lodging Specials @ Taos Ski Valley (800) 776-1111 & Angel Fire Resort (844) 218-4107
• Free Hot Drinks and Snacks @ the Base.
• Swag bags for participants

Adaptive Registration: (Two (2) weeks prior registration required)

Taos Ski Valley http://skitaos.org/files/kk/ParticipantSheet.pdf

http://skitaos.org/files/kk/ScholarshipApplication.pdf

Angel Fire Resort http://www.angelfireresort.com/adaptive-lesson-request/

All of Not Forgotten Outreach events are alcohol & drug free.
Contact Don Peters @ don@notforgottenoutreach.org or 575-224-1503 for more information

Hosted by: Not Forgotten Outreach

Sponsored by: Taos Milagro Rotary Club, National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center, Taos Ski Valley & Angel Fire Ski Resort, Grand Junction VA Medical Center

The Entire Military Family is Honored during the weekend.

The Entire Military Family is Honored during the weekend.