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Maine Adaptive 30th Annual Ski-A-Thon! March 21st

Maine Adaptive

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (Maine Adaptive) has reached a big milestone this winter:  30 years of Ski-A-Thon!  This annual fundraiser traditionally brings in over 60% of their budget. I will be there hosting the event and hope you can get a team together! Maine Adaptive is the most amazing organization! It was founded in 1982 by Dr. Omar (Chip) Crothers, a Portland-based orthopedic surgeon and Leslie Otten, founder of American Skiing Company. Dr. Crothers was amazed to see a young patient of his with cerebral palsy skiing easily on the slopes at Sunday River. He spoke to Mr. Otten at Sunday River and together they created Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, the first adaptive ski organization in Maine for people with physical disabilities.

In 1982 Maine Adaptive was housed at Sunday River’s South Ridge Lodge with 8 participants, 2 volunteers and one part-time staff member. Today, Maine Adaptive has its own 4300 square foot slope side facility at Sunday River.

They also have branched out to provide year round activities – but the Ski-A-Thon remains the biggest fundraiser.

All services for participants are free. So you can see why this is so important!

Please get a team together for Saturday March 21st for a great day of food, skiing and community. I love participating in this event. It makes me feel grateful for the amazing work the volunteers do and big kudos to Sunday River for their continued support!

Information on the 30th Annual Ski-a-Thon!

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