ISSUE 1 | VOLUME 42 | YEAR 2009 www.disabledsports.net Ventures Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project From the beginning months of the Global War on Terrorism, Disabled Sports has been assisting young men and women who become disabled. Our sports rehabilitation program helps severely wounded service members cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with the trauma of war. The organization has provided services to over 2000 severely wounded service members and their families. Although other organizations provide assistance to these service members, only DS/USA has developed a coordinated, nationwide sports rehabilitation program in close association with all military hospitals serving severely wounded service members as part of their transition from military to civilian life. Ability Celebration Their Spirit Inspires Photos by Jason Shields Photos by Chris Collard Technical Director, Bill Bowness, instructs a Warrior in Three-Tracking skiing at our 2009 Ability Celebration Servicemen participating in the Wounded Warrior Project Mono Skier races in the Ability Challenge Level 1 race experience adaptive cycling and waterskiing at “Their Spirit at the Ability Celebration in 2009 Inspires” in June 2009 www.disabledsports.net Summer Programs Report Summer Programs provide people with disabilities a way to move through life from a new, empowering perspective. Andrew and a volunteer driver experience miles Braving the Class III of rugged terrain rapids of the American along the boulder River strewn Rubicon Trail. 4 WD Trips Whitewater Rafting Martin Swinehart’s first reaction after reading about Disabled Sports: “I was initially nervous— my previous experience with disabilities was Golf instruction at six very limited. I wasn’t sure I would ‘act right’. locations throughout The night before my first volunteer day at Alpine Northern California Meadows was essentially sleepless.” Since and Nevada that sleepless night, Martin has functioned as a dynamic, dependable and supportive volunteer in the winter and summer programs as well as offering a crucial hand with fundraising events. Martin describes his volunteer experience as Adaptive Golf “humbling, mind-expanding and revitalizing.” We are honored to have Martin as a leader among Jaclyn loves our team of waterskiing volunteers, and we are thrilled to have him back for our 2009- Adaptive Waterskiing 2010 season of snowsports Bill and his son are instruction. cycling together for Thanks for the first time in quite a your time, while. Martin! Adaptive Cycling Volunteer Profile Ability Celebration - March 2009 Their Spirit Inspires – June 2009 One of North Tahoe’s premier winter events. We Wounded Warriors spent the week in Sacramento hosted Wounded Warriors who learned to ski and learning to water-ski, cycle and white-water raft snowboard, experienced sled hockey and spent with help from the following: an afternoon snowmobiling. Thanks to these Sponsors! Health Net Federal Services LLC Disabled Sports Wounded Warrior Project Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Comstock’s Business Magazines Spa & Casino Gluth Family Trust Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours AT&T California Resort at Squaw Creek Society of American Military Engineers Bill-Rite Management Truckee/N. Tahoe Transportation Capitol Wellness Collective Management Association City of Sacramento Mayor Lauren Hammond, Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project Councilmember Steve Cohn and Councilmember Bonnie Pannell Clear Capital Frank & Joanne Ramos-Ramco Enterprises De Novo Planning Group Jim Castellanos Incline Village Noon Rotary Pride Industries Intuit Foundation Sacramento River Cats Baseball Club, LLC JTM FoodGroup Sterling Dalatri Prosthetic Consulting Technologies, LLC Teichert Construction Sierra Regional Spine Institute Wells Fargo Tri-City Technologies GoPicnic Inc. Tahoe TV Adaptive Snowsports Special Recognition Instruction We would especially like to recognize the following donors for their outstanding support: The H. N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation TriWest Healthcare Alliance Blue Shield of California The Gluth Family Trust Disabled Sports Ability Celebration Coming to Tahoe March 16-20, 2010 Honoring Wounded Warriors Disabled in the Wars Winter 2009-2010 in Iraq and Afghanistan First day of lessons on Friday, December 18, 2009. Ski and snowboard instruction is available A week of activities includes the Wounded Warrior at two locations: Alpine Meadows Resort and Ability Camp, Ability Challenge Race and Ability Northstar at Tahoe Resort. New this year: Race BASH Dinner Clinics through our Paralympic Sports Club. For Help us celebrate the abilities of our honored more information, please visit our website at guests by Sponsoring or Volunteering for this www.disabledsports.net event! 20th Annual Foam Fest – October 24, 2009 Thanks to our Sponsors! Assemblyman Roger Niello presents the Spirit Award to Dave Conklin, Paralympic Sled Hockey Gold Medalist, at “Their Spirit Inspires” June 2009 Alaskan Brewing Co. Boulder Ridge Sash and Door Tyson Lechner, DDS Mountain Home Center Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards Truckee Overhead Door Sierra Mountain Mortgage, Inc. Wounded Warriors learn to sled hockey during the Ability Camp at “Their Spirit Inspires” Disabled Sports Donors from 10/01/08 - 09/30/09 From $25,001.00 To $150,000.00 George Campbell Carol and Todd Huckins U.S. Department of Education Karla and Bill Cates Laura and Bob Joyner From $10,001.00 To $25,000.00 Steve Cohn Tom Kenny Disabled Sports USA National Sterling R. Dalatri Joy and Phil Kinney Health Net Federal Services LLC Holly and Paul Giles Cynthia and Joe Knight Tri West Healthcare Alliance Douglas Hattori Lisa Kus U.S. Golf Association Foundation, Inc Melanie Jackson James D’Andrea Sonia Jimenez Tom Lanyi From $5,001.00 To $10,000.00 Marie and Nils Lang-Ree Joyce and Michael Lighthill Sharon and Bradley Harlan Janice and Lesley Lederer Janet and David Lowell Blue Shield of California Barbara and Donald MacPherson Jane and Joseph Lynch CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation Janet Miller Lateef McLeod Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa Kathy and Lawrence Mitchell Bill Merle & Casino Susan and John Montanaro Naomi and Walter Moser SAME Sacramento Post Bruce Olson Dorothy and Sidney Neblett Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation James Ritchie Linda and Douglas Pringle UBS Investment Bank Robert A. Smith and Claudia Charter Joanne and Frank Ramos From $2,501.00 To $5,000.00 Carol A. Tereszkiewicz Amy and Bob Richards Lexie and Scott Clifford Zachary Zimmerman Dean Risseeuw Monte Klein Nancy and William Thompson Tom Rothrauff Colleen Munson Kelly Jackie and Jim Thorburn Jan and Don Routh Comstock’s Business Magazine Mike Turner Harry Sherman Intuit Foundation Bill Woodell Sharon and Burke Thomason Jakes on the Lake Biking for a Better World Patricia and Charles Trainor The Sports Basement Bill-Rite Management Elizabeth Twadell Webilt 4WD Club Clear Capital Doug Unger GoPicnic, Inc. Donna and George Winton From $1,001.00 To $2,500.00 Incline Village Noon Rotary Joy and Steve Yambor Renee Arst and Brian Lewis J.T.M. FoodGroup Xavier Y. Zang Karen and Philip Axelsson John Foley, M.D., Inc. Alaskan Brewing Co. Christine Basile Margo and Joe Osherenko Foundation Apres Ski Club Kimberly Borrelli Mountain View Fire Fighters Bertolucci’s Body & Fender Shop Susan Brady Optimist Club of Truckee Capitol Wellness Collective Jim Castellanos Pride Industries Dayna Eide Designs Karen and Harry Davis Prosthetic Consulting Technologies, Far West Ski Association Marc Davis and Nancy Turak LLC Kandahar Ski Club Cindy and Jack Ehnes Quality Automotive & Smog Sitkoff O’Neil Accountancy Jennifer and Scott Fearon Rotary Club of Tahoe City Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards Robert Haining Sacramento Municipal Utility District UGI Energy Services, Inc. Beverly and Joe Hardin (SMUD) From $101.00 To $250.00 Kathy and Dennis Hart Snowchasers Ski Club Suzanne and Thomas Anthony DeDe and Paul Kern Tahoe Trips & Trails Mary Azevedo Mike Rayfield Teichert, Inc. Andrea and Jason Berger AT&T Wells Fargo Foundation (as Robert Bliss Bay Area Snow Sports Council recommended by Lauren Van Loon) Yolanda Borges De Novo Planning Group Willis M. and Charlotte S. Peterson Jo Bourgault Intel Memorial Foundation Leo Brady Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours Manikay Partners, LLC From $251.00 To $500.00 Barb and Rod Carpenter Oakland Firefighters Sports Assn. Darrel M. Blaschak Gregory Crissman POW Gloves Patti and Gary Boxeth Roger Davis Resort at Squaw Creek Laura and Gordon Brown Jay DeFuria Rusty Bindings Ski Club Nadia and Robert Burleson Jane and John Douglas Sierra Regional Spine Institute Dianne and Kevin Caprio Michael Dudasko Singles League Susanne and David Christenson Mary Redfern Tri City Technologies Mary and Jim Cowan Linda Eaton Wells Fargo Greg L. Crawford Astrid and Lyle Fann David Cunningham Margot and Jose Garcia From $501.00 To $1,000.00 Wida and Ronald Dionne Greg Geeting Betty and Vern Alton Susan and Peter Economos Patricia Gibbons-Johnson Anonymous Jennifer and Scott Gunter Tani Girton Tom Asher Julie and Dean Hansen Gary Gorman Rosy and James Austin Cheryl and Tom Hawk Wilma Gray Carolyn and Jeff Bonzon Sally and William House Mark Greenberg Disabled Sports Donors from 10/01/08 - 09/30/09 Cydne and Allan Grimsby Kathleen and James Williams Pat Castellucci Bob Guerrero Josh Winter Elaine Chan-Scherer Mark Hadley Gail Yothers Joe Coleman Lynn and Kenn Harris Wendy and David Young Donna and Gary Collignon Anita Heffley Bill Zschaler Linda and Tom Condon Dennis Heffley 49er Ski Club of Sacramento Maryann and John Connolly Mark Hochendoner Castro Valley Ski Club Janice and James Correa Wendy Johnson Cook Family Chiropractic Michelle Crabtree Patti and John Jorgenson HP Company Foundation Karen Crawford Jean and David Kelley Inskiers Ski & Snowboard Club Craig Crick Sandy Kiyomura Jewish Community Endowment Fund Tom Croll Derek Kramer Modesto Ski Club Marilyn Cummings Libby and Neal Lacativo Mountain Home Center Caitlin Daly Jane Lascher Newsted Painting Ryan Darmody Barb and Hartmut Lau Sierra Mountain Mortgage, Inc. Rosie Dawson Henry Lew Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors Fdn Judy Day, D.C. Terry and Jeffery Lindroth Tommy T’s Comedy & Steakhouse Linda DeAngelo Stephen Litster Truckee Overhead Door Dayna and Jeffery Deaton John Long Tyson Lechner DDS Family Dental Gus Delforge Amy Milyo Lopez Care Jessica Disney Pat and William Lynn Vink’s Electric Melanie Dixon Maria-Laura Mancianti From $26.00 To $100.00 Cindy and Dave Donaldson Sylvia Mansour, M.D. Janet and Don Albers Diane and Steve Doty Marina Marenco Alexandre Aleskovski and Inna Jennifer and George Dulabon Terry McGann Gerlovina Barbara Ellington Linda and Bob Metzger Laura and Michael Alverson Evelyn and Mike Ellzey Timothy Meyn Lisa Anderson Merle Fajans Sara and Johnny Montoya Shelley and Tom Anderson Richard Falk Richard T. Newell Bob Angeli Francine Falk-Allen Michelle and Roy Nightengale Jeff and Shelly Assiff Kathy Fang Elaine Olson Pat and Bob Aston Barbara and Jim Findley Joannie and Tom Parr Gabriel Austin Curtis Fisher Elizabeth and Bill Pearson Gloria Austin Tyler Foster Anne and Arthur Penniman Mel Bachmeier William Fowler Megan and John Pheif Tom Baird Sondra and Rick Fox Eric Piper Betty and Fred Bialek William Freccia Sheryl and Thomas Pivk Neal Birnbaum Don Fulda Marilyn and Jerome Prewoznik Timothy Blaine and Kathleen Friedrich Hilary Fylstra John Puccini Mona and Robert Blanford Olivier Galgani Carol and John Remy Darlene and Bob Boggeri Richard Garcia-Kennedy Shirley and Stephen Rexrode John Bolton Linda Gardner Steve Rhodes Cameron Bordner Deborah George Nikki Rubio Paul Bottorff Marilyn Gerhard Ann Russell Don Bradley Carolyn and Tim Gilbert Paula and Philip Saifer Joan and Ken Bretthauer Ken Goldfarb Deborah and Jim Sajdak Andrew Briggs Ahmed Gomaa Mike Salayko Beverly Bristow Bob Goodstein Marleen Schlottman Joel Brody and Melani Van Petten Matthew Gotchy Silvia and John Schroeder Arnold Brown Marilyn and Paul Gould Alan Shanken Bruce Brown and Judy Hunt-Brown Vicki Granowitz Deb and Tom Sherry Judy Brzyscz William Gray Jim Silva and Karen Wehrman Laurie and Chuck Burden Steve Grevstad Jason Spieler Jim Burnett Lynn Groh Mary Jo and Jim Streng Gregory Burns Lark and Stephen Grove Lorna Stucky Michael Busby and Shannon Viscovich- Harry Haaser Marilyn and William Sunnergren Busby Barbara and Michael Haley Steven Tiller Tyler Busselen Emily and John Hall Erika Toth Roberta Caldwell Lisa Hall Craig VanZante Pamela and Clair Carlson Mark Hall Zernick Villalobos Grant Carlson and Audrey Fucilla Ken Hanlon Paul Vlasveld Carlson Donna Hanson Karen Wehrman Robert Carmack Julie and Doane Harrison Nancy and Richard Weiss Robert Carpenter John Harrison Disabled Sports Donors from 10/01/08 - 09/30/09 David Hayne Karen Ertle-McBrayer Ginny and Tom Simms James Haynes Patricia and William McDowell Karen and Jim Sipich Pam and R. 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Haynes Deanna and John McHenry Cindy Smith Jennifer Herbst Dan McPherson Dan Smith Karin and Patrick Higashi Myra McPherson Kristina Smith Drew Hittenberger Doug Merrill Sheila Smith Ruth Ann Hoover Andrea Kirsch Alison Spieler Nancy Hoover Meredith Meschini Susan Stigen Michelle and Jack Hudson Elizabeth Meslis Thomas Stokes James Huffman Carolyn and Charles Meyer Matt Strugar-Fritsch Starr Walton Hurley Shirley and Ray Miyamoto Linda Stucky Kenneth Ibbs and Hsiu-Ling Hwang Shirley Miyamoto Robert Sturm Ibbs Jane and Tony Monetti Mary and Ed Sullivan Roberta Infelise Yoriko Morgan Debbi Swain Karen Jaber Carole and Carl Mortensen Sara Tanenhaus Aphri Jacobsen Carole Mortensen Margaret and Jim Tankovich Enayet Jiwani Carmen and Jeff Mullin Jo and Michael Tebb Frances and James Johnson Carolyn and Albert Nahas Charlie Thomas Alan Joly Joanne and Ernie Natalini Mary and Gust Thomatos Norlene Jones Helen and Bruce Nelson Carolyn Thompson Nancy and Charles Kaufman Debra Nicholson Alex Tokar Mickey Kay Pamela and Barry Nickerson Steve Ulrich Sheldon Kay Richard Norberg Paul Valcheff Connie and George Kellenbenz Tina Nott Lauren Van Loon Peggie and William Kenney Sherry Novick Thomas Vanbogart Steve King Marty and Jim Oberlander Karen VanSwearingen Randall Kinnard Janis and Kerry O’Hara Marian and Paul Ver Wey Daryl Kinney Mary and John Palmer Melissa Wald Diane and Richard Kiper Beverly and Nielsen Palmer Daniel Walker Rosemary and Lee Kirbach Richard Pato Deborah and Richard Waterman Peter Klain John Peterson Bill Wendin John E. Klemm Evelyn Bohanon Lisa Westerinen Steven Kujawski Eileen Pharris Linda and Todd Willard Margaret and John Kuspa Patricia Plastiras Scott Williams Elaine and Jack LaLanne Dianna Dal Poggetto Terry Williams Eva Lanphear Fayeanne Potts Barbara Wilson Andrea LaPorte Amy Quirk Victoria (Tory) and Blue Wilson Jan and Robert LaRaia Constance and James Ramos Cathy Wilson Bonnie Larsen Sandra and Mark Read L. Joseph Wolner Roland D. Lee Ed Renner Donna and John Yaklevich Greg Lester Eva Labarge Ray Yamasaki Drue Banister Jo An and Richard Rice Nguyen Yen Michelle Leutzinger William B. Richards, Jr. Barbara Zwieg Lucy Lewis Jonathan Rivin Accu-Sludge Tom Dreyer Carla Rodriguez Ambassador Realty Group Linda and Bob Libutti Chris Rodriguez Buffington Construction Wendy Lichtman Katherine and Neil Rodriguez Consignment Home Furnishings Jeff Mandel Motomi Roe Genentech Lorna and Sam Louie Wendy Rolfe-Cook HDT Consulting Carol and Randy Mackey Armand Ruby Inn Shop of Squaw Valley Richard Maddalena Chris Sacca Janie Sharp Realty Alex Magnus, Sr. Marilyn Sampson Kaiser Electronics Employee Club Mary Ann Malinak Brian Sancimino Law Offices of Triano & Byrne Pam Maher Robin and Stephen Sancimino Leo’s Appliance Repair Anne Marie and Brian Mahoney William Santamore Liberty Property Management Eddie Marion Stephen Sathe Republic Indemnity Brian Marsh David Schlottman Rockwell Collins Steve Martens Vicki and Ernie Schnurpfeil SAP Matching Gift Program Ed Martin Ralph Sherman Sierraville Fire & Rescue Jerry Mattson Janet Shestakov Sunburst Ski Club Robert Mayeda Steve Shunn TMGI Companies Inc. John Mayerhofer Eleanor and Stanley Sienkiewicz Tributary Water Tours David McBrayer Janice Simmons Doug’s Digs ~ DSUSA Transforms Our Lives Our organization was forged out of the Miracle and stamina but which also serve as a vehicle in on the Mountain: a transformation that takes the development of a positive self-image and an place in each and every one of us involved in the achieving attitude. accomplishment of our mission. These attitudes are key to success for anyone Why do people with disabilities eagerly return? and they are critical for someone with a disability. Why do some volunteers serve for decades These two things: A positive self-image and and old dogs like me never retire? Why is an achieving attitude are the cornerstones of our incredible staff committed and dedicated ability and the stepping stones to achievement beyond the call of duty? Why have so many of in daily life, education, employment, family and our donors given financial support so freely and contributions to our communities. beyond expectation? And it all starts the first time one of our instructors Because we are transformed by our experience reinforces an approximation, a good try, out there in this organization and by our interaction with all on the flat behind our building. these amazing people. It all starts the first time we say, “yeah, way to go, Our mission is to provide sports and recreation nice try!” that build health and confidence. We accomplish our mission by providing instruction and Doug Pringle, President & Executive Director participation in vigorous challenging sports which not only help develop balance, agility, strength www.disabledsports.net DISABLED SPORTS USA FAR WEST “If I Can Do This, 19 67 I Can Do Anything!”SM Disabled Sports USA Far West 6060 Sunrise Vista Drive Suite 2540 Citrus Heights, CA 95610 The mission of Disabled Sports USA is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.
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