If snow conditions hold up, Whitetail Ski Resort aims to host the 7th Annual Ski Spectacular on March 2, 1998. This event, co-sponsored by Disabled Sports USA, will offer “learn to ski” lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Hundreds from the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to show up for the event, where they will learn to experience the excitement of skiing for the first time.
Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA) has been teaching people with disabilities how to ski for more than 30 years. Based out of Rockville, Maryland, DS/USA was founded in 1967 by returning Vietnam Veterans and currently serves more than 60,000 participants annually. DS/USA’s Executive Director, Kirk Bauer, is both disabled and an avid skier.
“Skiing turned my head around,” said Bauer, a Vietnam Veteran who lost his leg during the war. “I was moving fast; I had freedom; I felt like a human being again. Instead of dwelling on what I couldn’t do, I started thinking about what I could do.”
For more information on the event, contact DS/USA at 301-217-0960 (301-217-0963 TDD) or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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