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|Peer-to-Peer Campaign: Snow Trails Winter Sports Challenge 2019|
Money Raised: $355.00
Founded in 1992, Adaptive Sports Connection empowers children, adults, and veterans with physical and cognitive challenges through sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation.
We are an active chapter member of Disabled Sports USA, a national organization focused on improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.
Over the years, we have been able to impact the lives of thousands of individuals and family members. From teaching a veteran how to water ski with one leg to helping a 92-year old hospice patient snow ski one last time – our programs change lives.
An unexpected accident that causes a spinal cord injury; cancer or diabetes that causes an amputation; war that causes an injury; birth defect that causes a malformation; neurological condition that causes immobility; stroke that causes partial paralysis; infection that causes vision impairment; substance abuse, dementia, brain injury, trauma, and any number of other conditions that cause cognitive and physical disabilities.
Research has since confirmed the power that sports can have for people with disabilities. A Harris Interactive research study of more than 1,000 adults with disabilities showed that those participating in adaptive sports programs had higher employment rates, were happier, healthier, and enjoyed higher socialization than those not participating in adaptive sports.
Through community partnerships with other organizations and school systems, along with increased awareness of our programs, we have seen an increase of nearly 50% - serving 1700 participants and family members. We had 1500 volunteer visits last year logging in nearly 78,000 hours.
With our continued growth, your support is critical. It costs $364 to serve one participant. From adaptive equipment, transportation, medical observation, adaptive sports training for volunteers, insurance, day programs, custom events, excursions and individual activities.
We need your help to keep up with the growing demands for our programs.