National Ability Center Gifted $50,000 Grant from Dominion Energy During Annual Military Ski and Snowboard Camp - National Ability Center

National Ability Center Gifted $50,000 Grant from Dominion Energy During Annual Military Ski and Snowboard Camp


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Funds awarded will support life-changing programs and services provided to 1,600 U.S. military service members and their families annually

 

PARK CITY, UTAH (Jan. 10, 2017) – Today, the National Ability Center (NAC), a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, was awarded a $50,000 grant from Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s top producers and transporters of energy, during its Annual Military Ski and Snowboard Camp at Park City Mountain. The funds awarded will play an integral role in providing financial and operational support to the National Ability Center’s life-changing year-round programs and services available to military service members and their families.

 

“The NAC is honored to receive this grant and is unbelievably inspired by Dominion Energy’s dedication to empowering veterans through quality employment and professional enrichment opportunities,” said Gail Barille, CEO of the National Ability Center. “We support approximately 1,600 military service members and their families each year and the need continues to grow. From individual activities to seven day retreats, the outcomes are remarkable. The generous donation from Dominion Energy, its employees and customers, allows us to immediately increase the number of life-changing programs we offer and reach more veterans in need today and over the course of their lifetime.”

 

While Dominion Energy (formerly Questar Gas) has been a long-term supporter of the NAC, this is the first grant of this magnitude to support the organization’s military programs. The check was presented to the National Ability Center by individuals from Dominion Energy leadership and management including George Marget, Deputy General Counsel of Utility Operations Support; Seth Plaizier, Supervisor of Region Operations Park City; and Debra Hoyt, Senior Philanthropy Coordinator. The grant was initially reviewed and recommended locally by Dominion Energy’s local Community Investment Board (CIB), which was then sent to the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Board for final approval.

 

“We recognize the National Ability Center’s value and are incredibly thrilled to be a part of the positive impact they are making,” said Craig Wagstaff, President of Gas Distribution and Gas Infrastructure. “Making that leap from a military career to a civilian job can be quite an adjustment, which is exactly why their programs are absolutely necessary. Currently, one in five new hires at Dominion Energy is a veteran and we will continue to demonstrate commitment to service members who have given so much to this country through job placement, training and more.”

 

The National Ability Center stands with other national and local community partners as well as government agencies to boost opportunities available for U.S. service members and their families. Each of the National Ability Center’s military programs are designed to strengthen and encourage independence, general health and smooth the transition from military to civilian life. Resources and programs available for the service community include individual, family, group sports and recreation, wellness retreats and family retreats. A few of the National Ability Center’s military program partners are University of Utah National Center for Veterans Studies, Boeing, U.S. Olympic Committee/U.S. Paralympics, Disabled Sports USA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in addition to several other government, community and private partners.

 

As committed contributors and devoted partners, the two organizations look forward to joining forces throughout 2018 and beyond on additional community programs. For more information on the National Ability Center, visit www.discovernac.org. For more information on Dominion energy, visit www.dominionenergy.com.

 

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About National Ability Center

The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in Park City, UT for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.

 

About Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,600 megawatts of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information about Dominion Energy, visit the company’s website at www.dominionenergy.com.

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