Hello friends and family!
I am excited and proud to announce that I have accepted an opportunity to run 100 Kilometers (62 miles) at the Vermont 100 Endurance Race this summer, supporting Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports! As many of you know, I have spent countless hours, days, months, and even years training to run absurd distances for no other reason than that it brings me joy, but 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 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 (xc) skiing in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months. I have set a goal to raise, at minimum, $2,000.00 for this great organization, to help more people get outside and build meaningful relationships with their bodies and the outdoors.
If you are able, please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
Thank you, and stay healthy!
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. For more information about Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports: www.vermontadaptive.org.
The VT 100 is one of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports biggest fund raisers every year. For more information about the VT 100: https://vermont100.com/