The Cold Smoke Winter Film Tour is coming to Jackson Hole this Saturday, December 13 at the Pink Garter Theater. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. The tour is a collection of short exciting, inspiring films that define the winter mountain culture. Check out this trailer http://vimeo.com/8843089 There will be a raffle at this event with all proceeds going to Teton Adaptive Sports. Come out to see some great films and support TAS!
Thanks to some great early season snowstorms, both Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee Resorts are up and running, with all lifts operating. The Adaptive Ski Programs at both mountains offer lessons in all adaptive disciplines and have been rolling since opening day. For more information and to schedule lessons, contact Jason Malczyk at Jackson Hole Adaptive at 307-690-3554, email@example.com and at Grand Targhee contact Tara Sanders at 1-800-targhee, firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate- the skiing is great!
Watershed Jackson will host it’s inaugural annual Gayla Fundraiser on November 22 at The Rose in Jackson WY. This first year, all proceeds will go to Teton Adaptive Sports. Watershed Jackson is a local organization founded by physical therapy professionals for the benefit of individuals with, and organizations serving those who have experienced traumatic brain injury(TBI) and/or spinal cord injury(SCI). Kevin Pearce, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics, will share his story of his ongoing rehabilitation. Several local athletes will be on hand to share their stories as well. Appetizers, drinks, and silent auction from 6-8pm, dinner, speakers, music and dancing from 8-11pm. Tickets are $120/person and are all inclusive. Tickets can be purchased at www.watershedjackson.org, at Peak Physical Therapy in Wilson, or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets are limited. Please come out to learn about the challenges of TBI and SCI and support the efforts of TAS to provide the valuable sports opportunities that aid in the process of recovery.
Thanks to a partnership with Porter and Ann-Toy Broughton, Teton Adaptive Sports now has access to a TrailRider, a Canadian engineered piece of equipment that is designed to help people with limited mobility explore backcountry single track trails. With the aid of 2 “sherpas”, the TrailRider can get you to places no off road wheelchair or hand cycle can. Check out http://www.kawak.ca/. Here’s Porter on a recent trip to Two Oceans Lake in Grand Teton National Park- “as an avid back country enthusiast, (hiker, skier, trekker, camper) I am delighted to once again get back out there after being in a chair for 8 years…good attitude, good friends, and determination are what makes the possibilities endless.” The TrailRider is available for borrowing. Contact Kurt Henry at 307-699-3554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Its been a long run and I have enjoyed every second, but there always comes a time when the torch has to be passed along. Whether it was on the slopes, paddling whitewater, or climbing in the Tetons: the athletes of Teton Adaptive Sports have never ceased to amaze me. Thank you all for inspiring me, you have always been and will always continue to be family!
I huge thanks goes out to Kurt Henry for being my mentor, confidant, and friend for the last ten years at Teton Adaptive Sports. Its a huge comfort to know that Kurt along with Jason Malczyk and Cherene Vanian as supervisors will be there still to help these incredible athletes slide down the hill, splash in the water, and keep on smiling!
Here is a trailer from an upcoming film from one of our partner organizations: The Joe Stone Foundation. The documentary isn’t out yet, but should be soon. Please watch the trailer to get your stoke going. Its an inspiring story about human will power and pushing ones own limitations and finding our edge! Click on this link or image below to be directed to trailer.