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Red Bench Discussion - On-Snow Opportunities for People with Disabilities; Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding in Vermont

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

Vermont Ski Museum
One South Main Street
Stowe, VT 05672

Join athletes and representatives from Vermont's adaptive sports communities for a discussion about their commitments to making active lifestyles a reality for those with disabilities as part of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's monthly Red Bench series, on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30pm.
 
Be inspired by stories of those Vermonters who have overcome disabilities, and those who are making this all happen by empowering people with disabilities to develop independence and well-being and providing them with opportunities to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Vermont. Learn about advances in adaptive snow sports instruction, and equipment and training for adaptive coaches.
 
Panelists include Kelly Brush Davission, recipient of the 2018 VTSSM First Tracks Award, founder of the Kelly Brush Foundation, Patrick Standen, Co-Founder of Northeast Disabled Athletic Association, Alpine and Nordic Sit Skier Maggie Burke, Managing Director at Vermont Adaptive: Sports for EVERY Body, Joe Hurley, Exectutive Director of BART Adaptive Sports Center and Cynthia Neeham, President of Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports.
 
Doors to the museum will open at 6:00 and guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits and socialize. The discussion begins at 6:30. Craft beer provided by series sponsor Collective Arts Brewing, wine and cider will be available. A $10 entry donation helps support the museum's mission to "Collect, Preserve and Celebrate Vermont's Skiing and Snowboarding Heritage".
 
For decades the Red Bench drew skiers together around the fireplace in the Octagon at the top of Mount Mansfield. The tradition continues today with the Red Bench Speaker's Series that focuses on topics currently relevant to skiing and snowboarding.

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