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Red Bench Speaker's Series: On-Snow Opportunities for People with Disabilities

  • Vermont SKi and Snowboard Museum 1 South Main Street Stowe, VT (map)

Join athletes and representatives from Vermont's adaptive sports communities for a discussion about their commitments to making active lifestyles a reality for those with disabilities as part of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's monthly Red Bench series, on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30pm.

Be inspired by stories of those Vermonters who have overcome disabilities, and those who are making this all happen by empowering people with disabilities to develop independence and well-being and providing them with opportunities to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Vermont. Learn about advances in adaptive snow sports instruction, and equipment and training for adaptive coaches. 

Panelists include:

Kelly Brush Davisson, recipient of the 2018 VTSSM First Tracks Award, founder of the Kelly Brush Foundation

Maggie Burke, Managing Director at Vermont Adaptive: Sports for EVERY Body

Joe Hurley, Executive Director of BART Adaptive Sports Center

Cynthia Needham, President of Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, and

Patrick Standen, Co-Founder of Northeast Disabled Athletic Association, Alpine and Nordic Sit Skier

For decades, the Red Bench drew skiers together around the fireplace in the Octagon at the top of Mount Mansfield. The tradition continues today with the Red Bench Speaker's Series that focuses on topics currently relevant to skiing and snowboarding.

Doors to the museum open at 6pm. Lively discussions begin at 6:30pm. Beverages available. Entrance donation $10 helps support the museum. Thank you to our Red Bench Sponsors: Sisler Builders, Collective Arts Brewing, and VT Ski + Ride.

Photo Credit: Sarah Peet Photography