A local from the Catskill mountains and raised on most winter and water sports, I felt it was a fitting career to become a Physical Educator. I earned my A.A.S for Massage Therapy, and shortly thereafter, I earned my B.S. in Science of Education for P.E. at SUNY Cortland. I graduated from Slippery Rock Universitys’ […]
ASF Race Team member Staci Mannella spent the 2010-2011 season training and competing in local, regional, and national adaptive races. Staci, a 15-year-old skier, was born with a rare eye disease called achromatopsia. She began skiing at the Adaptive Sports Foundation at the age of four and joined the race team when she was 11.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. – Og Mandino
ASF encourages our staff and volunteers to participate in Professional Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) education and certification events. We are proud to announce […]
We are pleased to announce that the ASF recently received a $25,000 grant from the United Parcel Service. ASF Operations Director Kim Seevers worked closely with ASF volunteer Ken Liebler (UPS employee) to receive the grant.
It was a 10 month process with three complete rewrites of the proposal but the hard work paid off. […]
The ASF, in partnership with the Paralympic Committee, is hosting a Paralympic Experience Day on August 5th. Join us and learn about sports available to people with disabilities. A U.S. paralympian will be on hand to share his […]
ASF hosted the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) for our fourth Project Odyssey in May. This group included about a dozen male warriors from across the country, Vet Center therapists, and WWP staff. Project Odyssey is a program for warriors recovering from traumatic brain injuries and combat stress. It includes week-long outdoor activity, group interaction and […]
In partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, ASF has designed a comprehensive health and wellness program to support our wounded troops. The program includes a series of experiential workshops and events that are intended to both introduce new participants to the world of adaptive outdoor sports and to provide returning participants the opportunity to enhance […]