Sherbrooke Record

The Adaptive Sports Foundation


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.sportsadap­ or call (450)243-5985

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