The Mt Ogden 50K/100k is proud to support the Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation! $5 of each entry fee this year will be donated to the Foundation to support their mission.
Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation (SASEF) is a non-profit organization that provides support for adaptive snow sports programs held at Snowbasin resort. Our program offers winter recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to share with their family and friends in a world-class alpine environment.
We began our program in 2009 and just finished our third season in 2010-2011. This year we offered over 500 hours of adaptive instruction, with almost 200 of those hours being provided through scholarships. For the 2011-2012 season, our primary goal will be to expand our scholarship program, and purchase additional equipment. An $85 scholarship provides 3 hours of instruction, equipment rental and lift ticket for our clients.
Our instructors are passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. Our mission is to support a quality sports experience for those who otherwise could not access the beauty of the mountain. Our trained and certified adaptive instructors use the latest equipment and techniques to meet the variety of needs of our students.
This year our instructors have worked with children age 4 to seniors age 88. Their disabilities range from cognitive to paralysis to blindness to degenerative illness like MS. The thing they all have in common is the thrill they get from being outdoors. As one parent put it, “another piece of the world has been opened up for my daughter, and I can’t express what that means to us.”
The Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit. We are supported by, but separate from Snowbasin Corporation. If you know someone who might be interested in Adaptive lessons, please visit our website www.snowbasinadaptive.org.
Thanks to all the participants of the Mt. Ogden 100k for your support. We’ll see you on the slopes!