Hello friends and family!
This summer I've signed up to run the Vermont 100k. I will spend the next hours, days, and months triaing for the Vermont 100k. I will be able to lace my shoes, plop Harley is the jogging stroller and head out my door (ok--Chris will probably push Harley in the jogging stroller along side me). While training will be a physical challenge for me, it won't be a logisitcal challenge.
For some people getting out there for a walk can be a challenge. Some people need a little extra assistance to meet the challenge that brings health, fun and passion to their lives. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. They’re programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months.
With that in mind, I've committed to raising money for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports in addition to running the race. Vermont Adaptive is a great organization. During my last ultra race, I got to run next to a Vermont Adaptive athlete and his coaches. The athlete was blind, but able to navigate the rocky trails because his coaches verbalized the trail conditions and alerted him to the rocks and roots on his path. In law school, I worked with an adaptive sports program in Washington to help kids learn to ski! It is such a great joy to share my enthusiasm with everyone and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports allows me to do that.
Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
MORE INFO on Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports:
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that empowers people of all disabilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional/behavioral disabilities. The organization believes sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual.
With nearly 400 active volunteer instructors, plus generous partners and sponsors, and an amazing base of clients and friends, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports has been at the forefront of sports and recreation for those with disabilities in New England for over 30 years. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. We promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.
The VT 100 is one of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports biggest fund raisers every year. For more information about Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports: www.vermontadaptive.org.