Sedona Taphouse July Steak-out for Charity

Updated October 6, 2016–Thanks once again to the folks at Charlottesville's Sedona Taphouse for bringing WAS in as the beneficiary of this past July's Steak-out for Charity event. WAS executive director, Dave Shreve, joined Sedona manager, Jordon Coleman, for last week's check presentation. Thanks to Christine, Rodell, Cierra, Jordon, and all the Sedona crew for being such a great community partner!  


Updated October 6, 2016–Thanks once again to the folks at Charlottesville's Sedona Taphouse for bringing WAS in as the beneficiary of this past July's Steak-out for Charity event. WAS executive director, Dave Shreve, joined Sedona manager, Jordon Coleman, for last week's check presentation. Thanks to Christine, Rodell, Cierra, Jordon, and all the Sedona crew for being such a great community partner!
 

All of us at WAS would like to thank our friends at Sedona Taphouse, for choosing us as the beneficiary of the July Steak-Out for Charity event (with a percentage of all proceeds going to WAS).

We're very grateful for the generous contribution connected to this terrific fundraising event, for the enjoyable outings to the Millmont St. taphouse, and for the many ways the Sedona Taphouse owners, managers, and staff think often about and contribute greatly to the community they serve so well. Join us again as we continue to frequent this favorite place of ours in Charlottesville, on future Steak Out Mondays, or any other time.

The 2016 Wintergreen Adaptive Sports 5K Run, Walk, & Roll–April 23

Thanks to our great 5K Race Sponsors

On April 23, 2016, W.A.S. hosted its 4th annual 5K Race and Fundraiser. As before, we launched the race at the Devil's Backbone Basecamp on Beech Grove Rd.

Plan to join us for the mid-morning WAS 5K and also for the afternoon festivities. To register, use the online registration form below, until midnight on Thursday, April 21. Entry fees may be paid here online or at the event with cash, check, or credit card. For more information about how to join us on April 23rd, email WAS 5K Race director, Angela Hayslett at: 5Krun@mail.com.

*Advance online registration ended at midnight on Thursday, April 21. Day-of-event registration will take place at the Devil's Backbone Basecamp and Meadows check-in site, beginning at 9am on April 23.

*We have a few 2015 5K "WAS Running" t-shirts still available for sale. Email info@skiwas.org for more information. $10 each.

See previous year race results HERE

Thanks to our Devil's Backbone hosts, all 5K registrants will receive a $5 coupon, which can be used for that day's lunch, at the new Meadows beer garden or in the main restaurant. After lunch, the free "Bikes, Bluegrass, and Beers" festival kicks off at the Backbone Basecamp and Meadows.

Thanks to all who joined us last spring for our 3rd annual 5K Road race fundraiser. We're especially grateful for our event sponsors–Wintergreen Real Estate, Contemporary Dentistry of Virginia, The Devil's Backbone Brewery, Wintergreen Resort, Disabled Sports USA, and Ashley's Market, all of whom helped make the event a fun and exciting one. Congratulations to Men's division winner, Marc Griffin, Women's Division winner, Hosni Haghigian, and Hand Cyclist Division winner, Savannah Stout.

 

12th annual Wounded Warriors Weekend–February 5-7, 2016

In the tradition of this always exciting weekend, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports will provide–at no cost to our honored guests–welcome bags, snacks, nourishing meals, all lift tickets and equipment, all housing accommodations, and ski or snowboard lessons for not only those being honored, but all spouses and children as well. Special children's activities are also planned. WAS is especially grateful for the housing accommodations provided by over thirty Wintergreen resort resident families.

The Rufus Cook Memorial Scholarship

Awarded for determination in overcoming injuries to seek the joy and exhilaration of snow sports

To honor the memory of Staff Sergeant Rufus Cook, his family and friends have endowed The Rufus Cook Memorial Scholarship.

Presented each year beginning in 2016 to a Wounded Warrior student at the Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Wounded Warrior Weekend.

This scholarship underwrites the participation of the WAS Wounded Warrior whose determination to overcome injuries and to seek the joy and exhilaration of snow sports best exemplifies the dedication and life-affirming service of Rufus Cook. 

For more information on supporting this scholarship, email info@skiwas.org.

RUFUS COOK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

2016      Jonathan Rivenbark

2017      Seyward McKinney & Jason Ehrhart

Staff Sergeant Rufus Cook first enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979 at age 18, served with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 7th Cavalry in Schweinfurt, Germany, and near the end of his distinguished military career, with the 630th Transportation Company in 2004-05 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In March 2005, for his heroic service while stationed in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Cook was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Medically discharged in 2009 due to injuries sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Staff Sergeant Cook contracted throat and lung cancer in 2012 and fought bravely until his death in June 2015. 

Staff Sergeant Rufus Cook first enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979 at age 18, served with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 7th Cavalry in Schweinfurt, Germany, and near the end of his distinguished military career, with the 630th Transportation Company in 2004-05 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In March 2005, for his heroic service while stationed in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Cook was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Medically discharged in 2009 due to injuries sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Staff Sergeant Cook contracted throat and lung cancer in 2012 and fought bravely until his death in June 2015.