Hello friends and family!
Competing in the Vermont 100 mile Endurance Run (VT 100) is a challenge that I look forward to meeting this summer (July 2020). I have had the goal of running in this event for several years, completing several trail ultramarathons between 50 and 75 miles. During the last few years there have been times when running wasn’t possible for me. The early part of 2019 was one of those times. However, in June I was able to start running again and by August I started training for this event. Competing in this event is something that I am very passionate about.
I realize that I am blessed to have the ability to be able to run such long distances because I know there are some people for whom just going for a walk can be a challenge. People who need a little extra assistance to meet the challenge that brings health, fun and passion to their lives.
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS) provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. Their 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.
Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
Thank you! Jim
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.