Here is a little bit about Vermont Adaptive
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.
Or to donate in your favorite runner's name, donate at: www.pledgereg.com.
Here is a little bit about the Vermont 100 Endurance Race
The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is in it's 23rd year and was started by the same woman who founded the adaptive sports program. The VT 100 is put on every year by a committee of 10 dedicated volunteers who work year round, 200 volunteers who come out for race weekend, over 30 private land owners and many donors of funds, products or services. Every penny raised by the VT 100 goes to the continuation and improvement of the programs offered by Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
The course is a "shamrock" loop, consisting of
70% dirt or jeep roads with the rest on woods trails with just a couple miles of pavement. The course both climbs
and descends 14000 - 15000 feet. Participants have 30 hours to complete the race and many strive to finish in under
24 hours. All participants must have completed a 50 mile race in 12 hours or less to qualify and are required to
volunteer for 8 hours at an ultra race to enter.
For more information about the Vermont 100 Endurance Race: www.vermont100.com
Here are just a few ways Vermont Adaptive puts a donation to work
- $25 provides a 2 hour snowshoe or Nordic outing in the
winter or a 2 hour canoe or kayak outing in the summer.
- $40 allows Vermont Adaptive to purchase a box of hand
warmers for volunteer instructors and participants.
- $60 covers the cost of a ½ day of skiing or snowboarding including equipment.
- $100 covers a whole day of skiing or snowboarding in
the winter or a therapeutic horse back lesson in the summer. (These allow us to provide
scholarships to people who otherwise could not participate.)
- $500 allows Vermont Adaptive to purchase new helmets for one program location.
- $600 buys a new tandem bike.
- $600 buys a new kayak or canoe
- $1,000 outfits six Vermont Adaptive instructors with uniforms.
- $3,000 provides the resource to purchase a new or
piece of sit down equipment such as a mono-ski or hand cycle.
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