#MoveforLASP Giving Tuesday Kick-off Event
Tuesday from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM EST
December 1st, join Bradley Poole of Warrior Fitness and Wellness for a 45 minute HIIT bodyweight workout to kick off the #MoveforLASP campaign. All levels welcome (modifications will be provided). Can't join us in person? No problem. Follow along via Zoom (access code is on your virtual ticket). Ticket proceeds benefit two great organizations: Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Suggested donation: $25 per person. Click on the yellow "Give Today" button at the top of the screen to purchase your ticket and/or to make a donation (additional donations benefit LASP). Please follow local COVID-19 guidelines for health and safety. ***Can't make the 8am class Tuesday? Contact Bradley Poole at [email protected] to arrange for an alternative class later in the week.
How your gift helps:
About the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP):
LASP offers ski lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive. The operative word in this program is ‘adaptive’. If someone wants to ski, the dedicated and enthusiastic Lounsbury volunteers will do everything they can to find a way to get them out on the slopes. The focus is always on what a student can do, not on what they can’t. Examples of some of our more frequently encountered disabilities are spinal cord injuries, Down's Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment, Autism and Developmental Delay.
In 1988, there were 4 instructors and 14 students. That year 32 lessons were taught. Thirty-two years later the program has grown to 40 instructors who collectively teach over 250 lessons during the course of a single ski season. All instructors are specially trained in adaptive ski teaching methods and 70% of these instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).
Bill Lounsbury was a member of the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol who lost a leg to cancer in 1982. Undaunted and determined to remain active in the sport he loved, Bill taught himself to ski on one leg. Bill eventually lost his battle with cancer but his courage and love of skiing was an inspiration to everyone who watched his struggle. In September of 1988 a group of dedicated Holiday Valley Ski Patrollers with the cooperation and support of Holiday Valley Ski Resort, founded The Bill Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) to honor his memory. The first pieces of adaptive equipment for the program were purchased using donations that were sent to the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol in Bill’s memory shortly after his death.
Thank you for considering a donation,
Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program
Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 16-1472799. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.
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