USARC Ski-A-Thon set for March 2

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 24, 2013 – The U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Bear Mountain Resort provides adapted activities to physically and cognitively challenged children and adults. Part of the nonprofit organization’s costs – including subsidizing lessons, purchasing equipment and training 200 volunteers and staff members – are met by raising funds in the annual Ski-A-Thon. The 2013 Ski-A-Thon is happening March 2 at Bear Mountain, and skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to join in by raising at least $500 per team or $150 per individual. There are prizes for the most donations raised, and all participants get a full-day lift ticket (with line cutting privileges), goodie bag, Ski-Athon T-shirt, lunch and an aprés-ski party with refreshments, hors-d’oeuvres, raffle tickets, an auction and entertainment. Sponsors can count on a tax deduction. USARC is the only program of its kind in the region, providing ski and snowboard lessons to people with spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, amputations, cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, brain injuries and many others. Register at www.firstgiving.com/usarc/skiathon2013. From there you can invite your email contacts to securely make online pledges in your name. If you have more questions, call 909.584.0269 or visit...

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USARC Ski-A-Thon Helps Those With Disabilities Enjoy The Slopes

Big Bear, Ca, February 20, 2012, 3:00pm – 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. The 2012 USARC Ski-A-Thon is less than two weeks away on Saturday, March 3 at Bear Mountain, and there is still plenty of time for you to register and participate. 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 the USARC at...

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USARC Provides Adaptive Summer Activities

Big Bear, Ca, July 7, 2011, 1:00pm – The United States Adaptive Recreation Center has started their summer season programs.  This summer, those with disabilities can enjoy Big Bear Lake along with their friends and family. USARC offers instruction in waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, sailing, and kayaking with modified and standard watercraft.  The United States Adaptive Recreation Center is committed to guiding people with disabilities toward the creation and affirmation of rewarding lifestyles by: facilitating challenging and adventurous recreational programming, confronting limitations resolutely and educationally, and by developing independence through a cooperative reliance on others. Summer and winter activities are due in large part to USARC special events such as Peak to Peak and the winter Ski-a- Thon.  Peak-to-Peak is a five-day bike ride from Big Bear Lake to Mammoth in which participants have to raise at least $1500.  Many locals are participating in this year’s Peak to Peak including Michelle Russel, Kathy Portie, and Tina Follett.  For more information on USARC’s summer events, or on how to sign up for one of their summer sessions go to www.USARC.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30882.mp3|titles=USARC Summer...

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USARC Ski-A-Thon Two Weeks Away

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2011, 8:00am – The 2011 USARC Ski-A-Thon is less than two weeks away on Saturday, March 5 and there is still plenty of time for you to register and participate. The event supports the life-changing programming of the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center.  Participation includes a full-day lift ticket to Bear Mountain (with priceless line-cutting privileges,) t-shirt, “survival kit”, lunch, ski party, entertainment, and raffle. You can register and obtain sponsorships using the Ski-A-Thon page at Firstgiving.com.  The website also enables you to forward your registration web page to all your potential sponsors who can easily and securely make online donations in your name. Call the USARC at 909-584-0269 for more information, especially if you are an adaptive skier needing instruction or equipment. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30466.mp3|titles=Ski a thon...

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