Ski & Snowboard Club Vail partners with Global Rescue to protect its athletes

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October 10, 2011

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Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has partnered with Global Rescue in order to offer its athletes the same medical evacuation and advisory services provided to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, the organizations announced today.

SSCV’s athletes frequently travel to South America and Europe as well as North American destinations for training and competitions, and have selected Global Rescue to ensure that injured skiers and snowboarders receive the highest standard of healthcare no matter where they are in the world.

“Global Rescue is a category leader just like Ski & Snowboard Club Vail,” said Nigel Cooper, Program Director for the SSCV. “Partnering with Global Rescue supports our athletes all over the planet when they are training or racing and gives us the peace of mind needed in helping develop the best young athletes in winter sport. Global Rescue helps mitigate risk for us and protects our most precious resource: the kids.”

Global Rescue is the official provider of medical evacuation and advisory services to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, and regularly assists its athletes. The company recently performed a medical evacuation for Olympic racer Marco Sullivan when he suffered a subdural hematoma after a crash in Austria.

“I can’t tell you how comforting it was to be able to speak to your medics and hear that safe transport would be arranged for our athlete,” Adam Perreault, the head athletic trainer for the U.S. Men’s Alpine Ski Team, wrote in a letter to Global Rescue afterward.

Founded in 1964 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers, SSCV is one of the Vail Valley’s oldest non-profits. Today, the organization remains true to our roots by instilling the values of character, courage and commitment in more than 450 kids who participate in our on-snow winter sports programs each year. Programs are available in Alpine, Freeskiing, Freestyle, Nordic and Snowboarding for all ages, abilities and interests.


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