Who We Are
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing adaptive sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Alongside the professional year-round and seasonal staff, the organization brings in more than 200 passionate volunteers to assist with 3,420 annual summer and winter lessons and adaptive programs.
An initiative of DSES, the National Wounded Warrior Center will empower wounded, ill, and injured servicemen and women by facilitating their transition into fulfilling civilian lives through education, health, and wellness.
Since 2007, Kathy Copeland, the Founding Director of DSES, began programs for wounded warriors. Seeing how participants benefitted was a major impetus for Kathy to do more, and create the National Wounded Warrior Center.