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  • OPERATION HIGH ALTITUDE 2016

    DISABLED SPORTS EASTERN SIERRA WOUNDED WARRIOR OPERATION HIGH ALTITUDE SPORTS CAMP A total of 22 wounded warriors from throughout the nation (Wounded Warrior Battalion West at Camp Pendleton and Balboa Naval Medical Center, Florida, and Texas) gathered for the tenth annual Operation High Altitude, presented by Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.  From June 6th through the […]
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  • Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Mountain Host OPERATION MOUNTAIN FREEDOM

    We are family: Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Mountain Host OPERATION MOUNTAIN FREEDOM Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra’s 10th annual Operation Mountain Freedom winter camp for Wounded Warriors was a tremendous success. Athletes came from nearby Camp Pendleton and Balboa Naval Medical Hospital, Wounded Warrior Battalion West, as well as from all over the country. […]
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  • Fireside Chat with Laurel Martin M.B.A.

    Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Summer Program & Guest Services Manager When did you start working with Disabled Sports in Mammoth Lakes, CA? I moved to Mammoth Lakes in the summer of 2006 and began volunteering with Mammoth Dog Teams.  I was first introduced to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) in Mammoth Lakes, CA when they […]
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  • Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Mammoth Summer Trip by Becky Bershtel

    We had an incredible, amazingly successful time on our Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Mammoth and Yosemite summer trip (Sept. 15 – 20)! We had 10 participants who are past Rancho patients (and Wellness Center members), with disabilities including spinal cord injury, polio, cerebral palsy, stroke, and brain injury, the majority of whom had never been on […]
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  • Golfers come out swinging in Mammoth Lakes, CA for 2 Local Non-Profits

    Mammoth Lakes Golf Classic 2015   Sierra Star Golf Course, Mammoth Lakes, CA Thanks to the generosity of players, sponsors, and donors, the 16th annual Golf Classic on Sept. 13 was a hole-in-one for higher education, the arts, and Wounded Warriors. The Mammoth Lakes Foundation teamed up with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra this year, and […]
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  • A Conversation with Jerry Mokler a long time supporter of Disabled Sports and Wounded Warriors.

    Recently I had an opportunity to sit and chat with Jerry Mokler, who had just celebrated her 90th birthday. A long time Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) and wounded warrior supporter, Jerry is the founder of the Lloyd Mokler Family Foundation. Pictured here skydiving in Hawaii, when asked if she was scared to jump out […]
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  • Cyclists Ride 3 Day Fundraising Journey for Athletes with Disabilities by Ryan Sykes

    The Sierra Cycle Challenge is a fully supported 3 day bike ride benefiting Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) and covers nearly 150 miles of California’s Eastern Sierra. The riding route is a fully paved surface which winds through the mountains and high deserts to the east of Yosemite. It begins in the town of Mammoth […]
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  • DSES Wounded Warriors on Cloud Nine!

    Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and its annual Wounded Warriors Summer Camp, Operation High Altitude, found themselves on Cloud Nine the week of June 1-5. The camp celebrated its ninth year with great weather, lots of fun and adventures, and therapeutic, life-empowering activities for all. DSES was host to 30 participants, including 20 Warriors, as well […]
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  • National Wounded Warrior Center represented at USO Annual Gala 2015, San Diego, CA

    USO San Diego – 74th Anniversary Stars and Stripes Gala, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA Recently, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra had the opportunity to meet a number of community leaders in San Diego who are active with the local USO (United Service Organizations) program.  Suzanne Baracchini, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) director of communications and […]
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  • Operation High Altitude, Wounded Warrior Camp, Mammoth Lakes, CA 2015

      Day 1: Five days prior, the participants either arrived by a chartered vehicle from a military base in Southern California or by aircraft, which flies into Mammoth via LAX. It is suggested to register with TSA Cares if you need assistance at the airport. I personally arrived a little behind schedule on Monday. I […]
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