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Vermont Adaptive Selected as One of Five Finalists in VSECU’s We Care 2 Program

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Jan. 23, 2014) -- – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest non-profit in Vermont to offer year-round sports and recreation statewide for people with disabilities, has been named one of five finalists in VSECU’s We Care 2 Program. VSECU, a credit union for all Vermonters, will donate $20,000 to two of the five finalists, based on credit union members voting for the charity of their choice. Vermont Adaptive is asking all VSECU members to support adaptive sports by voting for the organization when they receive their ballots. MORE

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UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF BLIND ATHLETES TO PARTNER WITH VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL WINTER SKI FESTIVAL, FEB. 7-10

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Jan. 21, 2014) -- – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), in partnership with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, will host the seventh annual Winter Ski Festival at Pico Mountain in Killington, from Feb. 7-10. The event is the largest annual gathering in the United States of skiers who are blind and visually impaired. MORE

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Kinney Subaru Keeps Its Love Local with Vermont Adaptive During the Sixth Annual “Share the Love” Event; For Every New Vehicle Purchased, $250 Could Be Donated to the Charity

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Nov. 13, 2013) – – Kinney Subaru has selected Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports as its sixth choice as a charitable beneficiary during Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” event beginning in November. The two organizations have joined forces to raise money for sports and recreational programs for people with disabilities. MORE

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$1.3 Million Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain Slated to Open with Ribbon Cutting Nov. 8 and Public Open House Nov. 9

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Oct. 15, 2013) – Officials from Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and the Pico Ski Education Foundation will officially open the doors to their new home, the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. An open house will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a wine and cheese celebration at 4 p.m. Volunteers, athletes, local residents, state and local officials, donors, and the general public are invited to attend these events, which will showcase this first-of-its-kind in Vermont, state-of-the-art facility. MORE

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Bode Miller’s Turtle Ridge Foundation Donates $100,000 to Vermont Adaptive and the new Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Oct. 10, 2013) – Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round organization in the state to offer daily adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities, today announced a partnership with the Turtle Ridge Foundation, in which the Foundation has donated $100,000 to the organization’s new permanent state headquarters at Pico Mountain. MORE

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New 5K Trail Run at Bolton Valley Ski Area Saturday, Aug. 31 to Benefit Adaptive Sports
100 percent of the proceeds from this Labor Day Weekend event will be donated to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

BOLTON, Vt. (July 30, 2013) – – The Nordic Trails at Bolton Valley Ski Area will be filled with trail runners on Saturday, Aug. 31, as the 1st Annual Bolton Valley 5K to Benefit Vermont Adaptive kicks off the Labor Day Weekend festivities at the ski area. Held last year as Run Strong Vermont, a fundraiser to benefit those rebuilding from Tropical Storm Irene destruction in the Waterbury area, the event will now benefit the state’s largest volunteer-based nonprofit serving sports and recreation to people of all disabilities, with many program locations including Bolton Valley. Monies raised will be used toward skiing and snowboarding programs with Vermont Adaptive. MORE

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Cyclists Raise $75,000 for Vermont Adaptive and Adaptive Sports at the Long Trail Century Ride on June 22

KILLINGTON, Vt. (July 1, 2013) – More than 600 people enjoyed a day either cycling through the Green Mountains, hanging out with friends and family – or both – in an effort to raise money and awareness for adaptive sports at the third annual Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports on Saturday, June 22. Cyclists and sponsors raised $75,000 for Vermont Adaptive, which will be used for programming and expensive adaptive sports equipment. The event raised $40,000 in 2012. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive and the Pico Ski Education Foundation Unveil the New $1.3 Million Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain in Honor of Skiing Icon

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round organization in the state to offer daily adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities, announced today that in partnership with Pico Ski Education Foundation and the Andrea Mead Lawrence family, the organization’s new headquarters will be named the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain. The Lawrence family has committed to help raise $250,000 necessary to complete the $1.3 million facility. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive and the Pico Ski Education Officially Break Ground on New $1.3 Million Building at Pico Mountain

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Nov. 1, 2012) – – Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round organization in the state to offer daily adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities, announced today that the construction crew officially broke ground on the organization’s new state headquarters at Pico Mountain on Monday. Robert Naylor, president and co-founder of Naylor & Breen and the construction manager of the project, along with officials from Vermont Adaptive, Killington Resort and the Pico Ski Education Foundation, made the recommendation to begin foundation work now, in order to complete the construction of the building by late Summer 2013. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive and the Pico Ski Education Foundation Announce Robert Naylor of Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc. as Construction Manager for Its New $1.3 Million Building at Pico Mountain

KILLINGTON, Vt. (June 19, 2012) – – Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round organization in the state to offer daily adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities, announced today that Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc. of Brandon, Vermont has been selected as the construction manager for the organization’s new $1.3 million building and permanent home at Pico Mountain. Robert Naylor, president and co-founder of Naylor & Breen, will serve as the project manager. The PEAK lodge campaign at Pico Mountain is the first of three-phases of Vermont Adaptive’s Permanent Homes Campaign. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Announces Summer Internship Opportunities

KILLINGTON, Vt. (April 11, 2012) – – College students and recent post grads looking for valuable experience working with sports and recreation, people with disabilities and/or non-profit management may wish to apply to one of the many internships that Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports has available this summer. The internships are important to successfully run the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in the state, and Vermont Adaptive’s staff is seeking individuals with a diverse talent background. MORE

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Killington Community Comes Together at Sushi Yoshi, Raising More Than $22,000 for Vermont Adaptive’s New Permanent Home at Pico Mountain

KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 30, 2012) – More than 200 people enjoyed friendship, community and a full all-you-can-eat sushi spread at a special benefit hosted by the owners and entire staff at Sushi Yoshi in Killington last week. More than 200 tickets were sold to the event at $100 a piece and all ticket sale proceeds were donated to the PEAK lodge campaign, a capital campaign that began last summer to raise funds for a new permanent home at Pico Mountain for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and the Pico Ski Education Foundation. The two non-profit organizations plan to break ground on the $1.3 million building later this summer. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS FINISHES THIRD IN NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE CHALLENGE GRANT; AWARDED $10,000

KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 12, 2012) – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports last week was recognized nationally by Newman’s Own Foundation for its work with adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. As part of the third-annual Newman’s Own Foundation Campus Community Service Challenge, Vermont Adaptive was nominated by and partnered with University of Vermont Adaptive Sports for a Newman’s Own Foundation grant. In a presentation during the America East Conference basketball championship in Hartford, Conn., Vermont Adaptive was awarded $10,000. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive Names Tom Alcorn Volunteer of the Year

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 19, 2011) – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont, recently announced that Tom Alcorn, of Rutland, Vt., is the 2011 recipient of the organization’s annual Jim Hutchinson Volunteer of the Year Award. MORE

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Skirack’s Annual Ski Swap to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Organization seeking donations of used equipment before Jan. 6; Swap is Jan. 7-8

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 29, 2011) – – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest nonprofit organization in Vermont to provide sports and recreation to people with disabilities, relies on its partners and sponsors to help raise money in order to provide programming at little or no cost to its participants. To that end, proceeds from the annual ski swap at Skirack in Burlington will be donated to Vermont Adaptive this year. MORE

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12th Annual VT APTA Golf Tournament to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Slated for Sept. 24 at The Links at Lang Farm in Essex

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Aug. 18, 2011) – – The Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (VT-APTA) will hold its annual golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24 to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. The 12th Annual VT APTA Golf Tournament is just one of the many fundraisers Vermont Adaptive relies on each year in order to provide daily, year-round programming seven days a week to people with disabilities. Since its inception, the golf tournament has raised more than $60,000 for Vermont Adaptive and VT-APTA. MORE

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THE ONLY REMAINING, ORIGINAL ULTRA MARATHON IN THE COUNTRY TO INCLUDE RUNNERS AND EQUESTRIAN RIDERS SIMULTANEOUSLY, THE VERMONT 100 ENDURANCE RACE RETURNS TO VERMONT, JULY 16-17

KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. (July 5, 2011) – – As the sun rises on 300 runners in this year’s Vermont 100 Endurance Race on Saturday, July 16, participants will experience weather, friendship, exhaustion, and hope during their grueling run through covered bridges, ski mountain trails, backroads, and the hills of Vermont. For a lucky fast few, there will be only one sunrise; however many will run through the day, night and through a second sunrise to finish Sunday morning. MORE

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First Annual Lookout Century Ride Offers Cyclists a Way to Explore the Green Mountains of Central Vermont While Raising Money for Sports Programs for People With Disabilities

KILLINGTON, Vt. (May 25, 2011) – – With a knack for creating successful fundraising events, Lookout Tavern owner Phil Black, with help from local and regional business owners including Killington Resort and the town of Killington’s “Discover Killington,” will host the 1st Annual Lookout Century Ride on Saturday, June 25, in order to raise money for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont. The century ride, plus 60- and 20-mile courses, will travel through Killington and surrounding communities, starting and ending at Killington Resort’s Skyeship Base Area on Route 4. MORE

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Paddling, Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, and Summer Activities Begin Mid-June for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Participants

KILLINGTON, Vt. (May 25, 2011) – – For people with disabilities, there are no limitations when it comes to sports and recreation this summer, as Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont, prepares to offer its recreational programming for the summer and fall. For those who have ever wondered what it’s like to paddle on Lake Champlain, to cycle the Burlington bike path on a tandem bike, to hike along the spine of the Green Mountains, or to explore the many lakes and ponds in northern and southern Vermont, Vermont Adaptive’s guides provide the means to enjoy outdoors in Vermont. Programming at all locations begins mid-June. MORE

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS TO HOLD SUMMER VOLUNTEER TRAINING JUNE 4-5

KILLINGTON, Vt. (May 6, 2011) – – For those who have ever wondered what it’s like to paddle on Lake Champlain with a disability or to cycle the Burlington bike path as a guide on a tandem bike, the program leaders at Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports will teach them during volunteer training Saturday, June 4, in the hopes that those people will in turn become volunteers for the organization’s diverse client base. For those who live in southern Vermont, a volunteer training session will be held in the Rutland area on Sunday, June 5. More than 50 volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of summer programming throughout the state, which begin mid-June. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Announces Summer Internship Opportunities

KILLINGTON, Vt. (April 21, 2011) – – College students looking for valuable experience working with people with disabilities may wish to apply to one of the six sports-oriented programming internships that Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports has available this summer. The internships are important to successfully run the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in the state, and program coordinators are seeking individuals with a diverse talent background. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE HOSTS ITS LARGEST WINTER FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, MARCH 12 WITH MARDI GRAS FAMILY THEME; MAJOR FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES PROVIDED BY KILLINGTON RESORT AND PICO MOUNTAIN

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 23, 2010) – – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont offering the most diverse program opportunities and unique, specialized equipment, will host its annual Ski Challenge fundraising event on Saturday, March 12 at Pico Mountain. A Mardi Gras celebration is this year’s theme.

In addition, Killington Resort and Pico Mountain are providing lift ticket and season pass fundraising incentives in order for the non-profit to reach its event goal of raising more than $40,000.
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Vermont Adaptive & USABA Featured in the Rutland Herald

Challenged Skiers Carve Pico By Cristina Kumka STAFF WRITER - Published: February 14, 2011 – KILLINGTON — Michael Wiseman skied Sunday with six eyes as opposed to one. Wiseman, a legally-blind skier with vision in only his left eye, called his experience with one Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports ski instructor and three “blockers” Sunday “spectacular.” He carved the hills of Pico Mountain Sunday — what Wiseman called better skiing than when he had sight — with a safety net. Vermont Adaptive, the largest, year-round disabled sports nonprofit organization in Vermont, works with 400 ski instructors so that each blind or developmentally disabled, winter sport athlete is surrounded with experienced trainers as they ski, developing trust and giving them assurance they won’t get hurt and a chance to gain confidence in a sport typically reserved for people with all their senses. MORE

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United States Association of Blind Athletes' Fourth Annual Ski Festival Kicks off Feb. 11, 2010 at Pico Mountain

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Jan. 11, 2011) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports are pleased to host the 4th Annual Winter Ski Festival to be held Feb. 11-14 at Pico Mountain in Killington. Up to 20 athletes of all ages and all abilities with visual impairments will be given the opportunity to learn to ski or learn to race in the sports of alpine and Nordic skiing while spending a weekend in the Green Mountains of Vermont. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive Hosts Its Third Annual Ski-A-Thon at Bolton Valley, Jan. 29, 2011

BOLTON, Vt. (Jan. 5, 2011) – – To support and raise money for programming at its northern location, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont, will host its third annual Vermont Adaptive Ski-A-Thon Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Bolton Valley Resort. The fundraiser includes a two-hour ski-a-thon and an aprčs ski reception, dinner, live music, and silent auction. MORE

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Holiday Shopping with a Cause at Vermont Adaptive’s Fundraising Event at Mr. Twitter’s, Dec. 9

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Nov. 23, 2010) – – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont, will host an after-hours fundraiser at Mr. Twitter’s in Rutland on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Attendees will receive 10 percent off all purchases during the event and, in turn, the owners of Mr. Twitter’s will donate 10 percent of all sales during the fundraiser to Vermont Adaptive. Hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and a raffle will add to the festivities. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive Announces Volunteer of the Year Award-Winners

KILLINGTON, WARREN, BOLTON, Vt. (Nov. 22, 2010) – – At its annual meeting held Nov. 14, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont, announced the recipients of its annual Volunteer of the Year Award. The 2010 recipients of the Jim Hutchinson Volunteer of the Year are Steve Dingle and Andy Cook of Waitsfield, and Mary Anderson of Gaysville. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS' MAGGIE BURKE INVITED TO MEET PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA NEXT WEDNESDAY ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to host 2010 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians

(KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. – April 16, 2010) – – Maggie Burke, program coordinator at Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the only organization in the state to offer daily, year-round sports programming to people with disabilities, has been invited to the White House next Wednesday to take part in the President’s celebration of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Members of the two teams, as well as other special guests and political figures, will take to the South Lawn of the White House, to be greeted and congratulated by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. MORE

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Program Coordinator from Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports One of Six Selected to Attend the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver

(KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. – Jan. 28, 2010) – – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has announced that Maggie Burke, a program coordinator for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, is one of six coaches and program leaders selected to attend the 2010 Paralympic Experience Vancouver, March 10-17, 2010, in Vancouver, Canada. MORE

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Kids of Courage Bring Upwards of 30 Children with Serious Medical Diagnoses to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports to Learn to Ski

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Jan. 11, 2010) – Upwards of 30 children who battle for their lives on a daily basis continued to conquer their illnesses through adventure yesterday as they took to the ski slopes of Sugarbush Resort in Waitsfield, Vt. Utilizing the specifically-trained volunteers from Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the only year-round disabled sports program with daily programming in Vermont, Kids of Courage and its entourage of more than 100 physicians, paramedics, nurses, physical therapists, and specially trained lay staff helped these kids forget the tubes, pumps and needles that go along with their personal daily challenges—and taught them to ski. MORE

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The Civic Projects Makes Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Its First Stop on Jan. 4, 2010 as Part of Its 50-Day, 50-State Tour

KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. (Dec. 14, 2009)— – Volunteering for and working with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports clients at Pico Mountain on Monday, Jan. 4 will be the first stop on a 14,000-mile cross country journey for Kirsten L’Orange and Tim Malcom. Founders of The Civic Projects, the two are on a trek to promote social awareness and service by volunteering at 50 community organizations
in 50 states in 50 days. The two will spend their time on the slopes of Pico Mountain, helping individuals with disabilities enjoy skiing and other winter pursuits.
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Vermont Adaptive Hosts Its Second Annual Ski-A-Thon at Bolton Valley, Jan. 30, 2010

BOLTON, Vt. (Dec. 9, 2009) – – To support and raise money for programming at its northern location, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the only organization of its kind in the state to offer daily programming year round to individuals with disabilities, will host its second annual Vermont Adaptive Ski-A-Thon Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Bolton Valley Resort. The fundraiser includes a two-hour ski-a-thon and an aprčs ski reception, dinner, live music, and silent auction. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE VOLUNTEERS PREPARE FOR REWARDING WINTER SEASON
More than 400 individuals volunteer their time and talent to provide an exceptional skiing and snowboarding experience for people with disabilities

KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. (Nov. 18, 2009) -- – Throughout the course of the 2009-2010 winter ski and snowboard season, more than 400 people, including electricians, lawyers, teachers, doctors, stay-at-home moms and dads, college students, and computer technicians, will volunteer their time and talent in assisting Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports' diverse client base. MORE

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Receives $1,000 from Chittenden Bank; Donation a Part of the Organization's New Program Underwriting Initiative

KILLINGTON, WARREN and BOLTON, Vt. (Oct. 20, 2009 – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports recently received a donation from Chittenden Bank in the amount of $1,000 to support year round recreational programming for adults with disabilities. MORE

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United States Association of Blind Athletes? Third Annual Ski Festival Kicks off Jan. 15, 2010 at Pico Mountain

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Oct. 19, 2009) ? – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is proud to announce their Third Annual Winter Ski Festival will be held in Killington, Vt., Friday, Jan. 15 through Monday Jan. 18 at Pico Mountain. Athletes with visual impairment will be given the opportunity to learn to ski or learn to race in the sports of alpine and Nordic skiing, while spending a weekend in the Green Mountains of Vermont. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2009 2010 WINTER SEASON
Off-snow training begins mid-November; on-snow training to be held in December

KILLINGTON, WARREN, BOLTON, Vt. (Oct. 1, 2009) - – ? Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the only organization in the state to offer daily, year-round programming for people with disabilities, is seeking new volunteer ski and ride instructors for its winter programs at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Bolton Valley in Bolton and Pico Mountain in Killington. This rewarding opportunity allows members of the Vermont community to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities seven days a week. Vermont Adaptive relies heavily on its more than 400 volunteers to provide and support more than 2,000 lessons to people with physical, cognitive and emotional or behavioral disabilities on an annual basis. MORE

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10th Annual VT APTA Golf Tournament to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Slated for Oct. 2 at The Links at Lang Farm in Essex

KILLINGTON, WARREN, BOLTON, Vt. (Sept. 23, 2009) ? – The Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (VT-APTA) will hold its annual golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 2 to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. The 10th Annual VT APTA Golf Tournament is just one of the many fundraisers Vermont Adaptive relies on each year in order to provide daily, year-round programming to people with disabilities. Since its inception, the golf tournament has raised more than $60,000 for Vermont Adaptive and VT-APTA. MORE

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BENEFIT EVENING FOR VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI & SPORTS AT THE RESERVOIR IN WATERBURY, SEPT. 15th

KILLINGTON, WARREN AND BOLTON, Vt. (Aug. 27, 2009) – From 5 ? 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Reservoir Restaurant and Tap Room in Waterbury will donate 20 percent of all food sales to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. Vermont Adaptive, the only organization in Vermont to offer daily, year-round programming and activities for people with disabilities, relies on year-round fundraising and events to support its mission and its clients. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE FUNDRAISER ALLOWS TICKET BUYERS A CHANCE TO GREEN UP THE ENVIRONMENT WITH A NEW HONDA FIT AND HELP SUPPORT ADAPTIVE SPORTS AT THE SAME TIME

KILLINGTON, WARREN, AND BOLTON, Vt. (Aug. 11, 2009) ? – All it could take is 50 bucks and one lucky winner will own a new Honda FIT compliments of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. In its second year of this unique fundraiser, the state?s only organization to offer daily, year-round programming for people with disabilities will raffle off one 2009 Honda FIT in October. The organization relies heavily on fundraising to provide financial assistance to its clients who would otherwise not be able to participate in sports. Its goal is to raise more than $25,000 through the car raffle ticket fundraiser. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS NAMED AS 2009 OLYMPIC OPPORTUNITY FUND GRANT RECIPIENT

KILLINGTON, WAITSFIELD and BOLTON, Vt. (July 16, 2009) ? – Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports announced today that it has been named a grant recipient of the 2009 Olympic Opportunity Fund. Awarded by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Olympic Opportunity Grant Program was started in 2007 to provide financial assistance to sport organizations across the United States. This year, the program was open to Paralympic Sport Clubs, USOC Paralympic member organizations, as well as veteran and military organizations with primary focus of developing Paralympic programs that serve injured military personnel and veterans. MORE

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ULTRARUNNING COMES TO VERMONT WITH THE VERMONT 100 ENDURANCE RACE JULY 18-19, IN MEMORY OF JIM HUTCHINSON; VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ONE OF VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS? LARGEST FUNDRAISERS

KILLINGTON, Vt. (June 25, 2009) ? – As the sun rises on 300 runners in this year?s Vermont 100 Endurance Race on Saturday July 18th, participants will experience weather, friendship, exhaustion, and hope during their grueling run through covered bridges, ski mountain trails, backroads, and the hills of Vermont. For a lucky fast few, there will be only one sunrise; however many will run through the day, night and through a second sunrise to finish Sunday morning. In order to officially complete the only ultra marathon left in the country that includes people and equestrian riders participating at the same time, racers must make the 30 hour cut-off time. There?s no teamwork in this race so runners and riders compete individually. On July 18-19, that in itself will be the challenge. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE KIDS HOPE TO CATCH A HOME RUN BALL IN THE DUNKIN? DUGOUT AT FENWAY PARK, MAY 24

KILLINGTON, Vt. (May 6, 2009) – With the hope of Big Papi sending a high fly ball sailing into the bleachers at Fenway Park on Sunday, May 24, 24 lucky Vermont Adaptive kids, parents and other chaperones will be sitting in that back row hoping the home run ball is heading their way. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE HOSTS ITS FIRST BOLTON VALLEY FUNDRAISER, MARCH 22
Ski-a-thon and dinner fundraiser to support programming at the organization?s newest location

BOLTON, Vt. (Feb. 17, 2009) ? – To support and raise money for programming at its new location, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the only organization of its kind in the state to offer daily programming year round to individuals with disabilities, will host its first annual Vermont Adaptive Ski-a-thon Fundraiser on Sunday, March 22 at Bolton Valley Resort. The fundraiser includes a two-hour ski-a-thon and an apr?s ski reception, dinner, live music, and raffle drawing. MORE

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FOR PEOPLE SKIING WITH DISABILITIES, THE DIANA GOLDEN SERIES HOSTED BY VERMONT ADAPTIVE OFFERS INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT IN THE WORLD OF SKI RACING
Introductory alpine ski racing series heads to Sugarbush Sunday, Feb. 22

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (Feb. 5, 2009) ? – Inspired by the sheer determination and will to thrive, The Diana Golden Series travels to Sugarbush Sunday, Feb. 22 to offer an introductory alpine ski racing experience for people with physical disabilities. Participation in this series, created in memory of Olympic Champion and member of the International Women?s Sports Hall of Fame Diana Golden, is the first step toward racing in the Paralympics for many athletes. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE HOSTS DISABLED SPORTS USA KIDS AND FAMILY CAMP AT SUGARBUSH RESORT, FEB. 6-8
Special weekend created to develop skills while having fun with peers, family and instructors

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Jan. 20, 2009) – Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the only year-round organization in the state to offer daily programs for people with disabilities, will host the Disabled Sports USA Kids and Family Camp Feb. 6-8 at Sugarbush Resort in Warren. The camp is part of the organizations line-up of programs for the 2008-2009 winter season, enabling participants to develop personal snowsports skills while having fun skiing or snowboarding with peers and instructors. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE TO HOST THE UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF BLIND ATHLETES SECOND ANNUAL WINTER SKI FESTIVAL JAN. 16-18
Blind and visually impaired skiers, including military service members and veterans
with eye injuries, to learn to ski or race at Pico Mountain; Nordic skiing at the Mountain Top Inn

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 19, 2008) – As part of its commitment to introducing individuals with disabilities to the love of sports, including skiing and snowboarding, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the only year-round organization in the state to offer daily programs for people with disabilities, will host the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Second Annual Winter Ski Festival Jan. 16-18, 2009. Blind and visually impaired skiers, including military service members and veterans with eye injuries, will either learn to ski or participate in a competitive racing program depending on the individual?s ability level. Alpine activities will be held at Pico Mountain while Nordic programs will be held at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI & SPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW YOUTH SPORTS MENTORING PROGRAM

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 10, 2008) – In collaboration with its affiliate, Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA), Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports will introduce a new youth sports mentoring program for both volunteers and clients alike. Mentoring through sports and physical activity is known to promote the development of athletic skills and a healthy, active lifestyle. It also supports the development of independent living and social skills among youth with disabilities. Mentoring programs will be located at the organizations three winter resort facilities: Pico Mountain in Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. MORE

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VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI & SPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW WINTER LOCATION AT BOLTON VALLEY RESORT; ANNA DAVIS NAMED PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Partnership with northern ski and snowboard resort will provide convenient access from Burlington and points north to ski and ride for people with disabilities

KILLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 1, 2008) – Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, long known for its year-round adaptive sports programming for people of all ages and disabilities, will offer adaptive skiing and snowboarding for the first time at Bolton Valley Resort this season, partnering with this northern, metro Burlington resort. Vermont Adaptive Executive Director Erin Fernandez has named Anna Davis, CTRS, as the new program coordinator at Bolton. Davis will also oversee the organization?s summer Burlington region programming including its sailing programs. MORE

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