Adaptive Sports

AbilityPLUS Announces Results of Diana Golden/Mills Cup
Alpine Ski Race, Sunday January 22nd at Mount Snow, VT

 

For More Information Contact

David Hauser, Executive Director

800-287-8415 x102; dhauser@abilityplus.org

 

AbilityPLUS at Mount Snow, VT hosted a learn to ski and race camp for Paralympic hopefuls and Soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan, culminating with its first Level I Diana Golden/Mills Cup Alpine Race on Sunday, January 22.  The weekend events included training and preparatory events Friday and Saturday, with the Level I race held on Sunday, January 22. The open Giant Slalom course was set for racers who competed in either the Diana Golden Division for athletes with physical disabilities, or the Mills Cup Division Race for athletes with non-physical {cognitive} disabilities.

 

Diana Golden athletes competed in one of three categories: Visually Impaired, Sitting, Standing.

Race results:

Diana Golden Cup Race Winners
            Female Visually Impaired: Darby Sherbert
            Male Stand-Up: Andrew Haraghey
            Male Sit-Down: Brent Cote
            Male Sit-Down: Rich Nici


Mills Cup Race Winners:
            Female Stand-Up: Melissa Riley
            Male Stand-Up: Ajay Beaudoin

 

Special thanks to Mount Snow, the AbilityPLUS host mountain that generously provided the race course and training course for the adaptive athletes throughout the entire weekend. Congratulations to all race participants, race camp attendees, and all the coaches and helpers that joined us for the weekend.  AbilityPLUS is grateful to everyone who pitched in and joined in the fun!

 

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. AbilityPLUS Soldiers For Soldiers program serves Injured Service Members with various injuries, including amputations, brain injuries, burns, visual and hearing impairments, all forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other emotional scars.

 

AbilityPLUS has program locations at Mount Snow, VT; Atttitash, NH, Wildcat Mountain, NH as well as summer program installations throughout New England. Additional information on AbilityPLUS programs and event schedules is available at abilityPLUS.org

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