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Sam Bodger’s Experience at Adaptive Sports Association

Posted on April 27, 2018

Published March, 2018 by Sam Bodger on What I Learned About Adaptive Skiing – And Life – From The Slopes Posted by: Team CAFBy Sam Bodger In the beginning of February, I had the unique opportunity to learn how to ski with the Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) in Durango, Colorado via a scholarship from […]

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ASA Volunteer Offers GRIT Freedom Chair For Loan

Posted on June 21, 2017

Woman uses various wheeled gear for outdoor pursuits Paralysis from climbing accident doesn’t keep Malloy-Post inside Published in the Durango Herald on 6/19/2017 :Durango Herald – Woman Uses Various Wheeled Gear… Rosa Malloy-Post was 23 years old when she was paralyzed from the waist down after a climbing accident in 2013. The New York native […]

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Dave Spencer Classic 2017

Posted on April 10, 2017

Dave Spencer Classic raises money and spirits Published in Durango Herald Monday, March 6, 2017 7:34 PM   By Ann ButlerNeighbors Columnist Every year, the Durango Adaptive Sports Association invites yours truly to join it for some of the Dave Spencer Ski Classic activities, and every year, I haven’t made it for one reason or […]

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Tim Kroes retires after 25 years at the Adaptive Sports Association

Posted on June 19, 2016

Published in the Durango Herald on June 19, 2016 He has led the Durango Adaptive Sports Association through remodels, vehicle purchases and program expansions benefitting hundreds of participants, and now Tim Kroes is stepping down after 25 years with the organization. Durango Adaptive Sports Association’s staff and volunteers have a reputation for dressing in costumes, […]

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Frolic and skiing for Adaptive Sports

Posted on March 22, 2016

Published in the Durango Herald in on March 22, 2016 What do the Abominable Snowmen, Bookworms, Fur Balls and the Gold King Swim Team have in common? Stumped? They were all team names for the 18th annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic, that one-of-a-kind fundraiser for the Durango Adaptive Sports Association on the last weekend in […]

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Paralympian Alana Nichols makes history with first adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain

Posted on January 6, 2016

Published January 5, 2016 by John Livingston in the Durango Herald The San Juan Mountains took away Alana Nichols’ ability to walk, but it never diminished her love for the mountains she calls home. Nichols, 32, was in high school when a trip in the backcountry north of Hesperus changed her life. While attempting a […]

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Tuesday is Colorado Gives Day

Posted on December 6, 2015

Published December 6, 2015 by Ann Butler in the Durango Herald Supporters of several local nonprofits can leverage their donations by making their contribution on Colorado Gives Day, which is taking place for 24 hours starting at midnight Monday. About 15 local charities have been vetted by the Community First Foundation, which organizes the event […]

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Adaptive Sports stretches out

Posted on August 17, 2015

Published in the Durango Herald on August 17, 2015 In general, it’s considered a good sign when an organization outgrows its space, and that’s certainly the case for the Durango Adaptive Sports Association and its building at Purgatory Resort. “We actually outgrew it 20 years ago,” said Tim Kroes, executive director of ASA, which serves people […]

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Arc of History on the ski slopes?

Posted on April 10, 2015

Published in the Durango Herald on April 10, 2015 If you saw a group of people giddily clinking glasses at the Ore House on Tuesday, you might want to find out what they were celebrating. They were the Top Fundraising Team and the Top Theme Team at the Dave Spencer Ski Classic at the end […]

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Disabling cheer accident doesn't keep Jennifer McCallson on the sidelines

Posted on April 8, 2015

Published in the University of Southern California News April 8, 2015 The day Jennifer McCallson’s world turned upside down plays in her mind like a silent film. The auditorium is rocking with hundreds of high-schoolers on the edge of their seats, pumping up their role models and mentors – college-level cheerleaders in a fierce competition. […]

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