Tag: US Adaptive Recreation Center

Peak To Peak Started Their 5 Day Journey To Mammoth Today

Big Bear, Ca, October 5, 2011, 12:00pm – This morning over 40 cyclists took off from the Bear Mountain parking lot, and will make their way to Mammoth Lakes, Ca over the next five days.  Peak to Peak, as the event is called, is a fundraiser for the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center, which allows children and adults with disabilities to face challenges and develop important skills through programs in the summer and winter months.  The five day journey will have participants going over two mountain ranges, for 335 miles of riding.  So far the cyclists have made it down past Lucerne Valley and are on their way to Barstow, where they will overnight tonight.  Tomorrows ride will be the longest, taking the riders through Kramer Junction and overnighting in Ridgecrest.  On Sunday, the group will arrive in Mammoth Lakes, California, and weather is expected to be in the high 50’s for their arrival.  The riders do have a support crew of vehicles that carry their personal belongings, and tents along the way, and also provide mechanical support and food.  Each rider raises $1500 for the Adaptive Recreation Center.  Local’s participating in the fundraiser include Gary Stuebe, Kathy Portie, and Michelle...

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US Adaptive Recreation Center Holds 2011 Skiathon

Big Bear, Ca, February 8, 2011, 8:00am – Skiers and snowboarders can spend a day on the slopes, never wait in a lift line, enjoy a complimentary lunch, have chances to win great prizes, celebrate at an after-ski party with silent auction and entertainment, and do it all to support children and adults with disabilities.  They achieve this by participating in the 2011 Ski-A-Thon, returning to Bear Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The event is “free” for skiers and snowboarders whose entry fee is covered by donations made in their name. This FUNdraising day on the slopes enables winter sports enthusiasts to generate much needed resources for the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC,) the non-profit organization that has provided adaptive recreation programs for over twenty years.  Located at Bear Mountain, the USARC is an independent organization dedicated to the belief that success in challenging outdoor experiences not only brings a necessary and healthy  component to the lives of those with disabilities, but that the resulting self-confidence can be transferred to other aspects of their lives.  Proceeds from the Ski-A-Thon are used to purchase specialized ski equipment, train hundreds of volunteers, and subsidize the cost of providing one-on-one private lessons to Southern California’s disabled community. Donors can deduct pledges on their taxes.  For more information about the Ski-A-Thon, and to get involved, go to usarc.org or call...

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