‘Join the Challenge’ to Build a More Inclusive Tahoe for People with Disabilities
Alpine Meadows, CA – Achieve Tahoe, a leading provider of adaptive sports instruction for a children and adults with disabilities, will hold its annual Ability Challenge celebration on Saturday March 30th, 2019 at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort from 9am – 4pm.
This event, made possible by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Wells Fargo Asset Management, marks the final day of a season-long fundraising campaign where over 100 community members have ‘joined the challenge’ to raise funds and awareness for the organization by creating their own fundraising page to raise money for the year-round programs Achieve Tahoe runs. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will support the event with donations of on-hill space, event staff support, and prizes.
“The Ability Challenge is our biggest fundraiser of the year that will support our efforts to build health, confidence and independence in people with disabilities through outdoors sports.”Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director of Achieve Tahoe
“This event is a way for us to celebrate our diverse community of participants and highlight inclusiveness in snowsports on the hill. The Ability Challenge gets able-bodied people to ski and snowboard alongside our participants, normalizing ‘disability’. Our participants have the same desires as everyone else- to enjoy a day on the slopes and have fun. That is our main message that day.”
Join the Challenge!
Join the Challenge by raising $250 or more per person to gain entry to the Ability Challenge celebration and enjoy a day of on-hill challenge games, team costumes, and a chance to win great prizes such as a California Gold Pass. Entry also includes a lift ticket (if needed), adaptive sports instruction (if needed), goodie bag, catered luncheon party, and a lot of fun! Go to achievetahoe.org or call 530-581-4161 x5 to learn more or sign up today.
About Achieve Tahoe
Achieve Tahoe is a North Lake Tahoe-based non-profit organization that provides year-round outdoor recreation programs for children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. The organization, founded in 1967 and long known as Disabled Sports USA Far West, is the longest operating adaptive sports program in the country, and was designed to provide affordable, inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.
Learn more at achievetahoe.org.