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. More immediately, be sure to mark your calendars for our April 23 "Run, Walk, and Roll" 5K Race and Fundraiser, to be launched again at the Devil's Backbone Basecamp and Meadows. As you'll see when you use the link above for the event webpage, this year's race will be held in conjunction with a free "Bikes, Bluegrass, and Beers" festival, which begins that afternoon also at the DB Basecamp.

Fresh from hosting our 12th annual Wounded Warriors Weekend, from February 5-7, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports wants to thank all of the supporters and friends who made the special weekend possible, including the Wintergreen Resort management and staff, our generous Wintergreen resident housing hosts, and program sponsors at Northrop Grumman, Stryker Orthopaedics, BAE Systems, AT&T, Pragmatics, The Richmond Ski Club, the USO, the family of Rufus Cook, and the UVA National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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...

The WAS Junior Instructors (2008, Daniel Parmelee Productions)


Get Involved

Ski, ride, paddle, volunteer, or give! The Wintergreen Adaptive Sports community is made up of amazing volunteers and awesome athletes.  Get involved, you'll be glad you did!

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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.