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Join Achilles Boulder at the BolderBoulder

April 9th, 2016

Hello Ignite Athletes and Families,

For the second year, Ignite Adaptive Sports is partnering with the Achilles Boulder adaptive program at the BolderBOULDER 10K. If you’re interested in racing, walking or coming out to support, we’d love you to join the group!

Here’s what’s being offered for adaptive services by Achilles Boulder:

  • Over-the-phone (or email if necessary) race registration
  • Limited scholarships and 50% discounts available
  • Guide pairing and free guide entry
  • Centralized pre-race meeting tent
  • Race day BIB pick-up
  • Adaptive athlete bag check
  • Guide dog guardians
  • Centralized post-race reserved bleacher section
  • Assistance exiting post-race festivities

If there are additional services required, Achilles Boulder will work with you to make them happen.

Please note that this is a benchmark year being used to determine further investing in an adaptive program for future races.

Please email Adam Mayer or call him at (973) 525-6098 if you or someone you know might be interested in participating at the BolderBOULDER.

Thank you,
Carol Nickell
Ignite Adaptive Sports, Executive Director

Year-End Letter from Board President

April 9th, 2016

Dear Ignite Family,

The 42nd season of Ignite Adaptive Sports is over and Spring is in full bloom down in Boulder. I hope you all enjoyed this ski season as much as I did. I was delighted to participate in the extra day for deaf students to close out the season. Twenty volunteers showed up April 2nd to host 12 deaf children while many of their parents looked on in delight. The day was warm and sunny and with some early morning coaching by Rilee Mielecki on sign language, we were off on a wonderful day of fun in the sun. The kids and parents were all very happy with the day’s lessons. Two of the moms said they would be back next season as volunteers. Hopefully we’ll have some training clinics on the use of ASL (American sign language) next year for the addition of deaf students to our program.

I want to give a huge expression of gratitude to all of our dedicated volunteers and our superb staff who made this season a great success. I was fortunate to work with many of our newer volunteers and juniors by coming up on weekends this year. The spirit and energy of these volunteers has energized our program in an exciting way. Of course I was also delighted to work with our long time instructors who return year after year to provide the best instruction available to the disabled community.

Although the Ignite ski season is over, there are still activities to come. A year-end party on April 30, a summer picnic in August, and hopefully a fall Gala Event in September are all on the schedule. I look forward to seeing most of you at these events and of course back again in the fall for another great season up at Eldora Mountain Resort.

Finally I want to thank EMR and in particular the helpful lifties who made our forty-second season possible. We could not have provided our excellent services without them.

Warmest regards for a great summer.

David Levin, President
Ignite Adaptive Sports at Eldora Mountain Resort

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