Expanding access with grant from Truckee Tahoe Airport District
Alpine Meadows, Calif. – Achieve Tahoe is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $75,262 grant from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District to expand the capacity of its adaptive sailing program for children and adults with disabilities.
With this funding, Achieve Tahoe will provide US Sailing training and certification to volunteers and staff, increasing our pool of trained adaptive sailing instructors, and will purchase a safety-craft and a new adaptive RS Venture sailboat that will allow individuals with complex physical disabilities to sail with their friends and family.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to strengthen the presence of adaptive sailing in the Tahoe Basin,” says Sailing Program Coordinator Scott Behrens. “The Truckee Tahoe Airport’s dedication to training our instructors and providing our program the most current adaptive equipment is helping us improve our program delivery and continuity, all while allowing us to serve more individuals with custom adaptive accommodations to fit their unique learning needs.”
“Health, confidence, & independence”
Achieve Tahoe’s adaptive sailing program is based out of Obexers on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe and is operated in partnership with the Tahoe City Public Utility District’s youth sailing program. Through regular, on-going adaptive sailing lessons, Achieve Tahoe helps people of all abilities develop health, confidence, and independence through harnessing the power of the wind on water.
Achieve Tahoe is grateful for this opportunity to expand access to our adaptive sailing program. We want to thank the Truckee Tahoe Airport District for helping our organization make outdoor recreation in the Greater Tahoe Area accessible to all.