The Issue: Physical Benefits of Adaptive Sports
For children and adults living with physical or cognitive impairments, sports can provide a valuable means of exercise and can help participants learn how to adapt to living with a disability—not to mention that sports can be an awful lot of fun. Adaptive sports programs use special training and equipment specifically designed for people with disabilities.
The Campaign: Funding Adaptive Ski Trip
If 50 people donate $10 or $15 to this Grassroots campaign, then Make a Hero - Portland can sponsor one individual with a physical disability and a family member on a skiing trip. Participants will receive transportation, adaptive equipment, lift tickets, and a full day of training with an adaptive ski instructor.
An additional $1,000 raised will fund a short film documenting the trip for the Hero Gallery on Make A Hero’s website. Each additional $500 past this amount will go toward funding a day of skiing for another individual with a disability and a family member. People who donate $15 and register with the organization will be given an access password to view an HD version of Make A Hero’s award-winning film The Movement, narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller.
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Make A Hero - Portland
Though Kurt Miller spent two decades running his father’s namesake company, Warren Miller Entertainment, he was eventually drawn to another mission. Over the years, his father’s films had featured a variety of segments about athletes and volunteers involved in adaptive sports for players with disabilities. Inspired by their tales, Kurt founded Make A Hero to share these stories and help athletes with disabilities achieve their goals.
Make A Hero funds adaptive sports groups and raises awareness for programs involving athletes with disabilities. Through the efforts of Make A Hero, Kurt produced The Movement, a documentary about skier Rick Finkelstein, who relearned the sport after becoming paralyzed in an accident.The film has been featured in more than 20 festivals and qualified for an Oscar nomination.
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