Denver, Colo. (July 8, 2013) – The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is pleased to announce its inaugural Summer Adaptive Kayaking Road Trip across Colorado. The trip will include stops in Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Telluride and Grand Junction. Colorado Springs is the third stop on the trip and will kick off several lessons starting July 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at Prospect Lake Boat Ramp. NSCD has already made stops in Ft. Collins and Salida.
“Each stop will give disabled athletes across Colorado the chance to kayak with the NSCD and strengthen their skill sets around the sport. We encourage beginners to seasoned athletes to attend these day trips,” said Brian Wood, operations supervisor of metro programs for the NSCD. “We have partnered with like-minded local organizations in each community, to make each kayaking trip a success.”
Each outing will include basic kayak skills in flat and moving water. Opportunities to build on skill set in more challenging conditions to improve abilities.
The Summer Adaptive Kayaking Road Trip Schedule lineup includes:
Colorado Springs – July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Prospect Lake Boat Ramp (near Costilla and Hancock)
Partnering with Colorado Springs Therapeutic Recreation
Telluride – August 9, 10
Time: Friday: 9am-2pm / Saturday 9am-2pm (includes travel time)
Location: Ridgway Reservoir
Partnering with Adaptive Adventures, Sportainability, Adaptive Sports Association (Durango) and Creating Ability for No Barriers Summit
Grand Junction – September 13, 14, 15
Time: 3 full day trip
Location: West Water Canyon
Partnering with Colorado Discover Ability and Team River Runner
For more information or to register, visit www.nscd.org.
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) began in 1970 as a one-time ski lesson for children with amputations for the Children's Hospital of Denver. Today, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. Each year, thousands of children and adults with disabilities take to the ski slopes, mountain trails and playing fields to learn more about sports - and themselves. With specially trained staff and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral diagnosis. For more information about the National Sports Center for Disabled visit our website at http://nscd.org or like us on Facebook for updates about our programs and athletes.