Wintergreen Adaptive Sports News & Events

Our Annual Donovan Foundation Matching Fund Campaign

On September 1, WAS kicked off its annual Donovan Foundation Matching Fund Campaign. For each two dollars we raise through the beginning of November, our generous friends at the Donovan Foundation will match the contribution with an additional dollar. This, the largest and most important fundraising event we undertake each year, helps to underwrite everything we do, from our subsidized daily lessons to equipment purchases and repair to our complementary wounded warrior snow sports and paddling lessons. To help us maintain and improve the strength and reach of all of our adaptive sports programs, use this link, below. Let's make this year's Donovan campaign our best ever.                       WAS Donovan Campaign

All of us at WAS would like to thank our friends at Sedona Taphouse, for choosing us as the beneficiary of the July Steak-Out for Charity event (with a percentage of all proceeds going to WAS). We're very grateful for the generous contribution connected to this terrific fundraising event, for the enjoyable outings to the Millmont St. taphouse, and for the many ways the Sedona Taphouse owners, managers, and staff think often about and contribute greatly to the community they serve so well. Join us again as we continue to frequent this favorite place of ours in Charlottesville, on future Steak Out Mondays, or any other time

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...

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.