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ASC Installs New Elevator, Thanks to Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant

Participants from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in front of the new elevator at the ASC's Gothic Lodge.
Participants from the Kennedy Krieger Institute hold a plaque recognizing the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s grant in front of the new elevator at the ASC's Gothic Lodge.”

The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The Quality of Life program awards grants to fellow nonprofits that mirror the Reeve Foundation’s mission and commitment to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote healthy self-esteem.

The Adaptive Sports Center used the funds to replace an aging elevator in its home for groups, also known as the Gothic House, in Crested Butte. The home is used year-round by groups of ASC participants from across the country who come to town to take part in the ASC’s programming. 

“We’re profoundly grateful for the support of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation,” says ASC Executive Director Christopher Hensley. “This badly-needed upgrade to our lodging facility in town ensures that our participants will continue to have a comfortable and accessible experience while visiting Crested Butte and taking part in our life-changing programming.”

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded $809,291 to 90 nonprofits nationwide during the 1st grant cycle of 2017. The Quality of Life program conceived by the late Dana Reeve has awarded over $22 million in grants to 2,956 programs since its inception in 1999. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We are continually looking for new ways for individuals living with paralysis to reintegrate themselves into the community through our grant recipient programs,” said Maggie Goldberg, VP of Policy and Programs. “Whether it is a small grant for a ramp to access a public building, or a larger award to support an accessible playground or create a transportation service, each project brings us closer to our ultimate goal of full inclusion and independence.”

About the Reeve Foundation

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB's Charity Seal. The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is a program of the Reeve Foundation, and is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (cooperative agreement number 90PR3002). For more information, please visit our website at or call 800-539-7309.