Wintergreen Adaptive Sports News & Events
Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday, April 18, for our 3rd annual 5K Road race fundraiser, launched as before at the Devil's Backbone Basecamp on Beech Grove Rd. We're especially grateful for our event sponsors--Wintergreen Real Estate, Contemporary Dentistry of Virginia, The Devil's Backbone Brewery, Wintergreen Resort, Disabled Sports USA, and Ashley's Market, all of whom helped make the event a fun and exciting one. Congratulations to Men's division winner, Marc Griffin, Women's Division winner, Hosni Haghigian, and Hand Cyclist Division winner, Savannah Stout. Look for the posting of overall results soon on the 5K web page.
Mark your calendars, and support our Wounded Warriors programs by playing in or sponsoring our 7th annual Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, July 18 at the Kingsmill Resort and Golf Course in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, and to register for the event, see the link, below:
On Saturday, March 7, WAS held its 20th annual Mardi Gras celebration, honoring the memory and inspiration of Vince Fiore, the organization's first student, and recognizing also the achievements of the many inspiring and talented WAS instructors and students throughout the soon-to-be-closed 2014-15 snow sports season. Special thanks go to event sponsors Skyline Tent Company, Whole Foods of Charlottesville, Starr Hill Brewery, Adam Taylor of Trident Seafood, Crutchfield, and Kerry Woolard for their help in bringing to the event its customary color and joie de vivre. And congratulations to Joe DiNardo, who was the recipient of the Mardi Gras raffle grand prize, a 40" Sony HDTV from Crutchfield!
Thanks to all who helped make our recently concluded Wounded Warriors Weekend a resounding success. Hosting our largest group ever of wounded warrior athletes and their families, WAS worked with 34 wounded warriors, all of whom discovered new snow sports skills, relaxed with their families, and enjoyed the sights and amenities of our beautiful host resort. For more information about WAS Wounded Warrior programs, see our webpage devoted to these activities. For media coverage of our 11th annual Wounded Warriors Weekend, see our "WAS in the News webpage.
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 is a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic sports club. We offer adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Adaptive sports provide people living with disabilities individualized adaptations--to break down barriers and to support enhanced sporting achievement and enjoyment. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation.
Wintergreen Resort is the headquarters for Wintergreen Adaptive Sports.
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.