North Conway, NH- AbilityPLUS Adaptive Sports invites everyone to join the fun at this year's fundraiser supporting adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs at Wildcat Mountain. The annual Ski-A-Thon, Silent Auction and Après Party will be held on Saturday March 3rd. Ski-A-Thon participants will ski/ride as many runs as possible, with each sponsored run raising money for AbilityPLUS.
"Everyone is invited to participate - anyone can register for the ski-a-thon, and everyone is invited to the après party, whether they ski or not. We've got great items for people to bid on in the silent auction, and there will be games and crafts for kids of all ages," said Liz Wehmeyer, Director ofPrograms for AbilityPLUS at Wildcat and Attitash resorts. Bidding for the silent auction is open from 10AM until 3:30PM, with winners being announced at the après party that begins at 3PM. "Some of the items to bid on are Red Sox tickets, Patriots tickets, Bruins tickets, overnight getaways, jewelry, and gift certificates for all kinds of things- restaurants, ski and snowboarding gear..." continued Stokinger, "You can get great deals, while raising money for a great cause!"
"We are very proud of the programs we offer to people with all manner of disabilities." explains David Hauser, AbilityPLUS Executive Director, "Adaptive sports have such a positive effect on people's lives, and our programs are available to everyone who wishes to participate, regardless of their economic circumstances." AbilityPLUS is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on donations to fund its operations. Among their many programs,AbilityPLUS offers programs to school children in nearby communities who, due to their physical or cognitive disability, would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate with their peers in school ski/ride outings.
For more information about the Wildcat Mountain Ski-A-Thon, silent auction, and après party, visitwww.abilityPLUS.org, where you can also register for the Ski-A-Thon and sign up to fundraise online.
AbilityPLUS is in its 15th year of enriching the lives of program participants, their families, friends and a growing community of venues and volunteers who work to provide adaptive sports and recreation for individuals with all manner of disabilities. The AbilityPLUS Soldiers For Soldiers program serves injured service members with any injury, including amputations, brain injuries, burns, visual and hearing impairments, all forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other emotional scars.Additional information about AbilityPLUS progams, volunteering, and sponsorship opportunities is available at www.abilityplus.org.