REHABILITATION AND RENEWAL
The Far West Ski Foundation supports programs to enable snowsports athletes as well as programs for the enabled athlete. The Foundation invests in the enabled athletes for their expected future contribution to snowsport through the scholarship programs. The investment in enabling is directed toward investment in the use of on-snow rehabilitative techniques and adaptive skiing.
The Foundation views the 50-plus year’s history of adaptive skiing with high respect. There is today a substantial population in snowsports that was formerly known as disabled who can now be called anything but limited. The Defense Forces get a lot of credit in adopting on-snow techniques, starting the veterans from the Vietnam War.
This flow of patients has continued with the influx of injured service persons returning from Afghanistan and the Gulf Wars. But the role of rehabilitation or restoration of confidence is not limited to veterans.
Listed below are the web addresses of some of the charities favored in the past by ski organizations.
Seattle area: Outdoors for All Foundation http://www.outdoorsforall.org/
Bend, Oregon area: Oregon Adaptive Sports – http://www.oregonadaptivesports.org/
For organ donor information in California, visit http://www.lifesharing.org/index.html.
Outside of California and Arizona, those interested in registering for a donor program can visit http://www.organdonor.gov/becomingdonor/signupdonor.html