Marion County Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group, Ocala, Florida

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ASA Adaptive Skiing Scholarship

New Dimensions Scholarship Program

ASA has established a scholarship program with the objective of increasing support for out-of-state, first-time skiers and snowboarders.  In turn, these new participants will help develop new relationships with various recreational therapists, service clubs, support groups, and disability organizations to ensure even more participation in our program.  ASA believes this will enhance the lives of an increasing number of people with disabilities by offering a new area of self-fulfillment.  The statements of the overwhelming majority of past scholarship recipients have convinced us that the testimonial of just one person whose life has been changed by this experience can open the door for many others.  

Expenses included in the Scholarship Fund                                                                               

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Durango, Colorado
  • 5 nights lodging with a Durango area host family
  • Meals (Excluding on-mountain lunches)
  • Accessible ground transportation while in Durango.
  • Evening activities such as informal pot-luck gatherings and a farewell dinner
  • 4 days of adaptive ski or snowboard instruction including:  Lift tickets,  equipment, and private instructors
  • Loaner winter clothing can be provided with advance notice

Click http://www.asadurango.com/content/view/30/44/ to go directly to link and then you can click the link at bottom of that page to download application and print it out.

ADAPTIVE SKIING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Due to an enthusiastic response from participants, MSF is continuing its partnership with the Adaptive Sports Association (ASA), a non-profit, year-round sports and recreational organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of people with disabilities.

For the third consecutive year, ASA is accepting applications from individuals with MS for the New Dimensions Scholarship, an adaptive snow-skiing adventure in Durango, Colorado. The deadline for applications is December 15th. Any applications received after that date will be considered for the following year if funding is available.

The scholarship includes round-trip transportation, five-nights lodging with Durango area host homes, most meals and accessible ground transportation, four days of adaptive ski instruction, lift tickets, equipment and private instruction.

For over 20 years, ASA has been helping people with physical and cognitive disabilities to enjoy sports and other outdoor recreational activities. ASA instructors provide a safe environment utilizing state-of-the-art adaptive sports equipment.

For more information or to apply for a New Dimensions Scholarship, please call the ASA at 970-259-0374. Or visit www.asadurango.org. Simply click on "Scholarships" on the left-hand side and then click on "New Dimensions Scholarship Program."