Sherbrooke Record

The Adap­tive Sports Foun­da­tion

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The Adap­tive Sports Foun­da­tion (ASF) was es­tab­lished in 1995 by Peter M. Treacy, a dis­abled skier from Knowl­ton, Que­bec. Fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent that left him an am­putee, Peter’s dream was to start a ski school for chil­dren and adults with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties. His mis­sion was clear: to es­tab­lish, op­er­ate and main­tain ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams that en­cour­age in­di­vid­u­als with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties to dis­cover new abil­i­ties through win­ter and sum­mer sports.

Today the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion is to of­fer ed­u­ca­tional sports pro­grams to in­di­vid­u­als with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties in or­der to en­cour­age them to de­velop new skills through out­door sports. We are com­mit­ted to help­ing in­di­vid­u­als de­velop self-con­fi­dence, per­sonal mo­ti­va­tion and greater phys­i­cal strength, all within the frame­work of an ac­tiv­ity they can en­joy with their fam­ily and friends.

The Adap­tive Sports Foun­da­tion is a leader in teach­ing adap­tive sports. The pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion of our vol­un­teers and stu­dents is the ba­sis for this suc­cess. Our ob­jec­tive is to ex­pand our pro­grams and of­fer more adap­tive out­door sports op­por­tu­ni­ties.

At the Adap­tive Sports Foun­da­tion we be­lieve ev­ery­one is en­ti­tled to en­joy the ben­e­fits of sports. In this re­gard, all our out­door sports pro­grams take place un­der the su­per­vi­sion of ex­pe­ri­enced vol­un­teers who re­ceive train­ing to en­able them to ef­fec­tively re­spond to the spe­cific needs of each par­tic­i­pant. Whether they are a begin­ner or more ad­vanced, ev­ery par­tic­i­pant re­ceives train­ing adapted to their needs.

The pro­grams of the ASF are avail­able all year round and in­clude adap­tive alpine ski­ing, adapted water ski­ing, an adapted wheel­chair pe­cially de­signed for moun­tain­ous ter­rain, Sports camps for in­jured sol­diers, and col­lab­o­ra­tions with or­ga­ni­za­tions and school groups across the prov­ince.

The week­end of Au­gust 14, 15 and 16, 2020 the ASF will be hold­ing its INCLUSACTI­VE Chal­lenge, dur­ing which par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to run, cy­cle, swim, kayak, ca­noe, hike, or take on an­other cre­ative chal­lenge for the cause. Peo­ple can sign up ei­ther as in­di­vid­u­als or in a team of two to ten peo­ple, and any­one one in­ter­ested is en­cour­aged to break out of their com­fort zones in a show of sol­i­dar­ity and sup­port. Money raised through the fundraiser will go to­wards the pur­chase of three pieces of adap­tive ski equip­ment val­ued at a to­tal of $25,000. The reg­is­tra­tion web­site al­lows par­ti­ci­ap­nts to cre­ate their own per­sonal page to share chal­lenge news and raise funds. Prizes will be drawn for par­tic­i­pa­tion and top fundrais­ers. The more you raise, the more chances to win. A min­i­mum of $25 raised is re­quired to par­tic­i­pate.

At this point the chal­lenge has al­ready raised close to $6,000 of the to­tal.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the work of the ASF and its various pro­grams visit https://en.sport­sadaptes.ca/ or call (450)243-5985

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