Whitetail’s 7th Annual Ski Spectacular
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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 dsusa@dsusa.org.

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About M. Scott Smith

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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