Community December 08, 2008
Local Hero
Sun Valley Adaptive Sports

Sun Valley Magazine nominates Sun Valley Adaptive Sports for improving the quality of life for persons with disabilities through sports and recreation • offering adaptive Nordic sking, Alpine skiing, and snowboarding lessons with skilled instructors and professional adaptive equipment • initiating year-round youth programs including an adaptive cycling component • running a specialized summer-long day camp designed specifically for children with disabilities, and a winter program including the Blaine County Schools Special Needs Ski Program • training skiers through their Adaptive Cross-Country Development Camp, one of only two approved pre-qualifiers for the United States Disabled Team • working to reintegrate disabled veterans to sports and recreation by creating the Annual Veterans’ Winter Festival in Sun Valley • participating as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, the largest generalist disability organization in the world • developing a staff with over 40 years of education and experience in the adaptive sports and recreation field • changing lives for people with disabilities in the Wood River Valley since 1999.

This article appears in the Winter 2005 Issue of Sun Valley Magazine.