The Ride2Live Project is a snowboard experience for teens with autism spectrum disorder. Ride2Live is a program that encourages families of children with ASD to work outside the confines of their normal day to day routine. With the guidance of ASF staff members, parents introduce their child to a number of new experiences. The goal of Ride […]
By Russ Funk, ASF Race Team Coordinator
Even though Old Man Winter is still sleeping the Race Team is wide awake. We had a full week of fun activities and great work outs over the holidays.
Sunday, we all got together and started the day off with a great little flick from 1941. “The Art […]
By Sean McMahon, ASF Intern
There are many benefits to my internship at the Adaptive Sorts Foundation. Being in an office environment and learning about all the logistics that go into running the various programs the ASF offers is a great experience. Being a communications major, I have also enjoyed applying my knowledge in […]
By Cayla Newkirk
For my friends and family back home in Texas it is hard to understand how I can enjoy an internship that is located where the temperature never reaches above freezing. However, with new adventures every day, I sometimes forgot I was so far away from home. This entire internship experience has been […]
This week I got to spend two days snowshoeing with Michael, the son of ASF indoor volunteer and hot cocoa queen Pat Bozzone and brother of Race Team coach Mary Bozzone. Michael walks all day in New York for his job as a messenger, so he was fit and ready to hit the trails on […]
Attending: Union College
Major: Psychology & Neuroscience
How did you find out about the Adaptive Sports Foundation?
A friend mentioned that an ASF member had come to school to advertise the program.
What made you want to volunteer?
I missed the official pitch but everything my […]
Stephen Valyou, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Retired Army, is used to adrenaline. It’s no surprise he’s taken to mono-skiing. “I like the adrenaline rush. I was an EOD tech. Nothing is going to equal the rush of walking towards an IED and seeing if its going to explode,” said Stephen. “I like being outside. I like […]
On February 9th and 10th, 14 teens who have cancer and are currently in treatment at Tomorrow’s Children Institute in Hackensack, N.J., enjoyed two days of fun at Hunter Mountain. 15 ASF volunteer instructors and a few Hunter snowboard instructors took them skiing and snowboarding on the first afternoon.
Later in the day everybody went […]
“This is the one sport we can do as a family,” said Suzette Josif. Suzette and Marvin and their children, Melanie, age 10; Eli, age 8; and Sydney, age 4; ski at Windham just about every weekend all season long.
This is Melanie’s third season skiing with the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Melanie, a child on […]
“I can’t begin to thank you enough for the weekend that I had at Windham. It
was the best time that I have had in a long time. It was my first time skiing and I fell in love with it,” said Brett Cassavant, […]