Published in the Durango Telegraph on January 20, 2005
The smiles are obvious as the wind races past the goggles and fleece of the overjoyed skiers and snowboarders. The riders glide effortlessly atop the snow at Durango Mountain Resort as volunteers keep a protective eye on their students. The folks at the Adaptive Sports Association thrive on providing a positive ski environment and teaching the fundamental skills of the sport to people with disabilities. In addition, the program also helps increase self-esteem and provide a positive body image for its students.
The Adaptive Sports Association was founded in 1983 by Dave Spencer and has grown to include more than 200 volunteers who generously contribute more than 15,000 hours each year. To volunteer or to donate funds, please call the Adaptive Sports Association at 385-2163.