NSCD raises $116K for adaptive sports, therapeutic rec

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The National Sports Center for the Disabled, which is headquartered in Winter Park, hosted the 7th Annual Exceeding Boundaries Breakfast May 8 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Colorado School of Mines students with Professor Joel Bach.

The event raises awareness for therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports while honoring those who help make a difference for those living with a disability. More than 270 business professionals and Denver community leaders attended the breakfast and raised over $116,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with any disability. The event presenting sponsors were the Denver Broncos and the DiPasquale Family Foundation.

The event honors those in the community who help make a difference in the adaptive sports community with the Bold Tracks and Outrigger awards:

The Colorado School of Mines received the 2019 Bold Tracks Award for their partnership with the NSCD over the past three years. The staff and students designed equipment and technology that allow people with disabilities to enjoy a variety of sports and recreation opportunities. Projects include a high-back saddle for people with spinal cord injuries/disabilities, kayak and rock climbing courses with sound for people with visual impairments and an assistive device for sit skiers to independently load themselves onto Winter Park Resort’s new gondola.

NSCD Board of Trustee President Mark Kay, Devil’s Thumb Resort CEO Eric Mason and NSCD President/CEO Kim Easton.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch received the 2019 Outrigger Award for hosting NSCD participants and volunteers for the past 25 years to learn to cross country ski. They dedicate one day a week to hosting local NSCD participants from Grand County as well as providing free ski passes to NSCD volunteers and participants and access to their Day Lodge. They also host a seasonal NSCD volunteer training.

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