Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • The 16TH Annual Michael Gray Memorial Ski & Snowboard Race

    The Michael Gray Memorial Ski & Snowboard Race is a great opportunity for all types of skiers and snowboarders to spend a day of fun at beautiful Ski Windham and to support the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Michael J. Gray, Jr. was a snowboard instructor with the Ski Windham Snow Sports School, when he was tragically killed in a car accident. To honor Michael’s memory and dedication to snow sports, the Gray family started a memorial race in Michael’s honor. The proceeds from the race are donated to the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF), an organization that offers a disabled person the chance to enjoy the sport of skiing/snowboarding as much as Michael did.

     

    THE ADAPTIVE SPORTS FOUNDATION

    Since 1984, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has been providing services to children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. Starting out as the Ski Windham Adaptive Ski Program, Gwen Allard began teaching approximately 20 students with 10 or less volunteer instructors. Since then, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has grown to 1300 student visits a year and a volunteer roster of 200 plus.

    As the largest adaptive sport program on the East Coast and considered amongst the top adaptive programs in the country, the Adaptive Sports Foundation now offers both winter and summer sports to a wide range of special needs children and adults.

    Most notably, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has partnered with Disabled Sports USA, the Wounded Warrior Project and the New York City Fire Department to offer programs to United States servicemen and women who have been permanently injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

    Your participation in the Michael Gray Memorial Race will help a wounded United States Soldier or Marine discover that they can do ANYTHING if given the opportunity to try. Your participation or donation will help us give back to these young men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country and freedoms.

     

    COME AND BEAT LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

    Male Best Time: Ben Davenport- 25.16
    Female Best Time: Kim Jamin- 28.17
    Snowboarder: Patrick Carrol- 33.48