Dearest friends and family!
Competing in the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run is a challenge that I look forward to meeting again this summer. While I have spent hours, days, months and even years training for this event, it is something that I have been incredibly passionate about. The 2013 VT100 will be my 5th running in this historic event, now celebrating it's 25th year. Those who finish the Vermont 100 5x, receive a special 500 Mile Belt Buckle. My previous finishes include: 2007 (23:19), 2008 (23:37), 2009 (23:27), 2010 (28:58).
There are people out there for whom just getting out to 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 provides access to recreational and competitive athletic training, equipment and support for people who have disabilities in the areas of hiking, running, biking, skiing, snow snowshoeing, horse back riding, rock climbing, boating and more.
As some of you may or may not know, my grandfather Michael Kobilarcsik ("Moe"), spent the last 14 years of his life in a wheelchair after suffering a major stroke. I enjoyed the immense challenge of being his caretaker for many of those years. It is my humble mission to serve the benefactors of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport just as I served my grandfather. Furthermore, having received a Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Education, I cannot speak highly enough about the benefits of programs akin to that of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport.
Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too! I am respectfully asking for a minimum donation of $20.
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational and competitive sports opportunities to people with disabilities. We believe 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 volunteers instructing and helping, 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 more than 20 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. Without our participants, volunteers and sponsors, Vermont Adaptive would not be able to provide access to: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hand cycling, tandem biking, horse back riding, rock climbing, hiking, camping and other adventure weekends to their participants!
For more information about Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports: www.vermontadaptive.org.