In the firmly established WAS tradition, the first Saturday in March is reserved for our annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports provides 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 all spouses and children. Special children's activities are also included.
Shenandoah University is seeking individuals with spinal cord injuries, amputations, degenerative diseases of the nervous system, MS, muscular dystrophy, CP, spina bifida, or other related disabilities to participate in a program with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports that combines Physical Therapy and Adaptive Skiing.
Join us on Friday, November 4th for craft beer, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We are marking our 20th anniversary as an independent non-profit at Wintergreen Resort and we want to thank Wintergreen residents for their steadfast hospitality and support.
Join WAS staff and volunteers at select University of Virginia athletic events and concerts where we sell merchandise and concessions. A portion of the sales are donated to Wintergreen Adaptive Sports
On September 24th and 25th Wintergreen Resort again played host to the Spartan Race. Comprised of an arduous 8-mile obstacle course on several of the resort's ski trails, the Spartan Super represents Virginia's part of the national Spartan Race tour.
For each two dollars we raise between September 1st and November 15th, our generous friends at the Donovan Foundation will match the contribution to WAS with an additional dollar. Donate here
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.
We are working to bring the summer program back in 2017.
WAS is now a participant in the Amazon Smile program; select Wintergreen Adaptive Sports as the beneficiary on the Amazon Smile portal and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. $10 each.
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.
As before, the tournament will be held on the Plantation Course at Kingsmill Resort.
A silly parade, colorful and fun costumes, gumbo lunch, "synchronized skiing" context, a great dinner at Blue Toad Cidery and more.
Blue Ridge Outdoors: WAS ranks among the country’s leading adaptive sports programs.
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.
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 email@example.com.
RUFUS COOK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
2016 Jonathan Rivenbark
2017 Seyward McKinney & Jason Ehrhart
Read feature on the superb volunteer instruction by WAS' Molly Servine in the March 2015 edition of Inside Ivy magazine.
On Friday, February 6, 2015, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports welcomed 34 wounded warrior athletes and additional 60 family members and caregivers for an exciting weekend of adaptive snow sports instruction, rest and relaxation, and camaraderie.
Seth Whitten, Emma Shreve, and Jason Coleman earned gold medals in the men's senior standing, the women's standing, and the men's sitting divisions, while WAS racers Michael Murphy and Keith Gaskell earned silver and bronze medals in the men's sitting division.