Wintergreen Adaptive Sports News & Events
With lots of great memories and experiences to recall, the snow sports portion of our 20th season as an independent non-profit organization, has come and gone. Though this happened much too quickly, we have begun preparations for spring and summer events, and, especially, for our summer paddling program, which runs from June through September. Thanks to all who joined us for our 4th annual "Run, Walk, and Roll" 5K Race and Fundraiser, launched again with help from our friends at the Devil's Backbone Basecamp and Meadows.
While we'll be busy with a number of small fundraising events, including volunteer work at several UVA concerts and sporting events, and two "Fridays After Five" concerts at the Charlottesville Pavilion (May 20 and July 15), be sure to mark your calendars for two special events in July: our annual Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, to be held at the Kingsmill golf course in Williamsburg on July 9, and, on each Monday that month, the Sedona Taphouse Steak-Out for Charity event (with a percentage of all proceeds going to WAS). Join us if you can!
21st Annual Vince Fiore Mardi Gras Celebration, March 5, 2016
Thanks to all who helped make the 21st Mardi Gras a fun event, and a fitting way to wind down another exciting snow sports season. Congratulations to our student award winners, Jessica Lipsher and Terri Bsullak, and to our instructor of the year, Mike Mather, our junior instructors of the year, Kevin Lawlor and Margaret Dossin, and our rookie instructor of the year, Russell Jones. Congratulations also to Bob Damon, who was recognized at the Mardi Gras dinner for having served 20 years as a WAS volunteer instructor.
WAS very much appreciates your tax deductible gifts of any amount and at any time; for more information about our fall Donovan matching funds campaign, how to send a contribution by check, make a secure online donation, donate appreciated stock, or register WAS as a recipient of your Kroger Community Rewards purchases, click here. WAS is also now a participant in the Amazon Smile program; select Wintergreen Adaptive Sports as the beneficiary on the Amazon Smile portal and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us.
WAS loves its Junior Instructors; watch this video to see why...
About Wintergreen Adaptive Sports
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities, of all ages and with all types of disabilities. We offer adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Each summer, we also hold a Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, which includes a same-day adaptive golf clinic. Prioritizing safety, fun, and learning, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports is an independent 501c3 non-profit based at the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia, and it is a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic sports club.
On January 5, 2014, in the Sunday edition of the Staunton News Leader, writer Nancy Sorrells offered an illuminating portrait of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, with a special focus on one of our favorite instructors and race team members, Seth Whitten. Read Nancy's article here: http://www.newsleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301040025
Local PBS Idea Station featured WAS on the Charlottesville Inside Out program. The episode originally aired in February 2013. Watch online.