If 200 People Donate $10, Then Adaptive Adventures Can Purchase One Specialized Water Ski for Youth with Disabilities

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In a Nutshell

Donations help purchase an adaptive water ski so that youth with disabilities can have regular access to water sports

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to Adaptive Adventures. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide email address upon purchase. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Lack of Access to Adaptive Equipment

People with disabilities often require special equipment to take part in outdoor sports, yet equipment for watersports such as water skiing can be prohibitively expensive. Adaptive water skiing and wakeboarding equipment, though, can open up the thrill of a new sport, the socialization inherent in adventure, and the freedom of movement that comes with skirting across the water without an assistive device. Regular participation in water sports can also build self-confidence and increase overall fitness.

The Campaign: Water Skiing for Youth with Disabilities

If this Grassroots campaign raises $2,000, then Adaptive Adventures can purchase one specialized water ski for use by children with physical disabilities at camps and clinics. Each additional $2,000 raised will purchase another water ski. Adaptive Adventures works with summer camps, children's hospitals, and community recreation centers to reach as many participants as possible. Specialized skis allow youth with a variety of disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, spinal injury, and muscular dystrophy, to ride sitting down as they follow a tournament-quality towboat, feeling the exhilaration of traversing the waves.

You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.


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