The American Supply Association is constantly working with the Adaptive Sports Center to send out individuals/groups from ASA member companies to participate and experience ORC's programming first hand.  Participants will have a chance to tour the facilities and will also take on some of the challenges that these veterans will face, including blind folded rock climbing, tying one arm behind our back, and adaptive river rafting to simulate what it’s like to do these already difficult activities and even more difficult with a disability.

For questions or additional information, please contact Bill Erfort, berfort@asa.net or (630) 467-0000 x212.

Program Details

When: TBD

Where: Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado

Cost: $3500 contribution to ORC goes towards donation, activities, and meals (hotel and airfare on own)

Hotel: ASC has a block of rooms that are slope-side.

Travel: About 4 hours outside of Denver, there are a few travel options available.  United Airlines offers direct flights from Denver (DEN) to Gunnison - Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).  Gunnison is 30-45 minutes from CB.

Arrive, Monday (shuttles from GUC, check-in)

  • Times/Location TBA
  • Welcome Dinner in Mt. Crested Butte

Depart, Friday (check-out, shuttles to GUC)

  • Times/Location TBA
  • Breakfast at Hotel

Programming:

Tuesday, Day 1:

  • Morning Orientation: ASC and common disabilities found in adaptive veteran populations (TBI, PTSD, Amputees, Blind, Burns).  Attendees will also hear from veterans who actively participate and assist in the program.
  • Afternoon (Spring/Summer/Fall): Gunnison River Rafting Trip (river skills and adaptations)
  • Afternoon (Winter): Skiing/Snowboarding on the slopes with participants.  Shadow an instructor/group
  • Dinner: With ASC staff, Location TBD

Wednesday, Day 2:

  • (Spring/Summer/Fall) Ropes and Challenge Course (RCC) - RCC challenge circuit and common adaptations – attendees will simulate disabilities and attempt the course, i.e. one handed/footed, blindfolded, etc.
  • (Winter) Ice Climbing with participants
  • Dinner: Town Park or Mt. CB Park BBQ

Thursday, Day 3:

  • (Spring/Summer/Fall) Backcountry Peak Climb (Alpine Start!.. 6:00 a.m.)
  • (Winter) Skiing/Snowboarding with participants.  Shadow a group or assists (based on skill level)
  • Last night Dinner: With participants, Location TBD

 

 

The Adaptive Sports Center is a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization.

Working towards ASA's 2015 goal of raising $100,000 for the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO.

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