Recognizing a person’s ABILITIES

Sponsored by:

Wood River Ability Program Inc.

Project Champion:

Marc Mast
marc@woodriverabilityprogram.org

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

No

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes

Is there a deadline for this project:

January 2015

Is this a new or existing project:

Existing project

Summary

We are hoping that the students will become educated as to the ABILITIES of Paralympic Athletes and all people with disabilities.

Description

It is our goal, to have the students meet Adaptive Athletes in the in order to understand their disability and its life challenges. We would like:

  1. Elementary students to assist a number of Paralympic athletes during the Sun Valley Nordic Festival, by cheering them on during one or more of Sun Valley Nordic Festival Races. It is also our goal to have the students experience the use of adaptive sports equipment in a class room setting in order for them to understand why the equipment exist and the challenges it presents to the athletes.

  2. Upper School age; It is our goal to upper school age students prepare a video promotion of the Sun Valley Nordic Festival events, possibly working with Lacey Hewart who is a Paralympic World Champion with a degree in communications.
  3. Middle School Students; During the Sun Valley Nordic Festival WRAP with be running a Biathlon Race at the Lake Creek Nordic Trail system- It is our goal to the students work as volunteers helping with race set up and tear down and assisting the athletes as needed.

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