Wintergreen Adaptive Sports News & Events
Wounded Warriors Golf and Sedona Taphouse Fundraiser
On Saturday, July 9, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports held its 8th annual Wounded Warriors Golf tournament. Thanks to our gracious hosts at the Kingsmill Golf Course in Williamsburg, and to our tournament sponsors--Stryker Orthopaedics, Pragmatics Corporation, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, and the Richmond Ski Club. As a key source of funding for our ongoing wounded warriors programs, this tournament is always an important event for Wintergreen Adaptive Sports; that our sponsors and hosts also help to make it a fun event, where we also host many of our wounded warrior students, makes it a date on our seasonal calendar we always circle prominently and anticipate eagerly. Thanks to all participants and sponsors for making it happen.
While we'll continue to be busy with a number of small fundraising events, including volunteer work at several UVA concerts and sporting events, and several "Fridays After Five" concerts at the Charlottesville Pavilion (July 15 & August 5), be sure to join us each Monday in July for the Sedona Taphouse Steak-Out for Charity event (with a percentage of all proceeds going to WAS). Two of these remain, on July 18 and July 25; Join us if you can!
Temporary Suspension of the WAS Paddling Program
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports has always organized our adaptive sports instruction with an emphasis on safety, fun, and learning—prioritized exactly in that order. Our summer paddling program depends heavily on the support of our dedicated volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and meaningful experience on the water. Due to changes in recent years, we have decided to suspend our program for the balance of the summer season with an eye toward rebuilding, securing the safety of, and enhancing the program’s services. It is our hope, of course, that we can bring the program back in the near future, and we’ll be working in earnest this year to redesign it with just such a goal in mind. We’ll sorely miss the opportunity to be with our perennial adaptive kayakers and canoeists and regret that we’ll be unable to offer the experience to any new friends for the rest of the season. Know that we’ve taken this course only after careful deliberation and after considering all options or alternatives. We did this with no small measure of regret, and we thank you for your understanding.
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.