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Following are some highlights of media coverage of the Adaptive Sports Center. For more information contact Stacey Schultz, Marketing Manager at (970) 596-2397 x109. 

Adaptive Sports & Recreation: Past, Present, & Future

November 9, 2020 | Podcast Ep. 149

Did you know that 1 out of 5 people in the United States have a disability? 20 percent. And that is just one of the reasons why those of us who love and care about outdoor recreation really ought to know about all that is happening in the world of adaptive sports. So to get an overview of the past, present, and future of adaptive sports and recreation, I sat down with Chris Read and Betty Philbin of the Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte.

Transforming Lives: Crested Butte's Adaptive Sports Center Empowering People Through New Experiences

Spoke + Blossom
Fall 2020

In 1987, a small group of Crested Butte locals recognized how far lending a hand could go when they founded the Crested Butte Physically Challenged Ski Program. That year, they provided ski equipment and lessons to 33 people with disabilities. The following year, President Jimmy Carter and his wife, who spent a lot of time in Crested Butte fishing, gave the nonprofit seed money to expand the program, now called the Adaptive Sports Center.