Kids of Courage hit the slopes at Mount Snow
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DOVER- On Sunday, March 19, hundreds of volunteers from AbilityPLUS Adaptive Sports and Kids of Courage will work together with Mount Snow to provide a day of freedom and fun for more than 60 Kids of Courage participants. The New York City-based nonprofit Kids of Courage organizes adventure trips for people with serious illnesses that cause severe physical impairment; most of the illnesses are extremely rare and life threatening. Participants from all across the country travel to New York City, join with Kids of Courage organizers, and make the trip from New York to Vermont for their ski adventure with AbilityPLUS at Mount Snow.

AbilityPLUS and Mount Snow will begin welcoming Kids of Courage to Mount Snow Sunday morning, March 19, at the Grand Summit Hotel.

Kids of Courage participants, their aides, and medical staff will arrive by bus, disembark, and be greeted by AbilityPLUS staff and volunteers in the ballroom of the Grand Summit to be fitted for special equipment and paired with specially trained adaptive instructors from AbilityPLUS.

AbilityPLUS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides athletic and recreational opportunities for individuals with all manner of physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

AbilityPLUS, Kids of Courage, and Mount Snow representatives are available for interviews prior to the event as well as on the day of the event.

At 7:45 am, AbilityPLUS adaptive instructors check in and begin equipment setup in the ballroom; at 9:15 am, there will be a volunteer meeting; 10 am, Kids of Courage buses begin arriving at the Grand Summit Hotel; from 10:15 am to 4 pm, AbilityPLUS adaptive instructors ski with Kids Of Courage on the slopes of Mount Snow.

For more information about AbilityPLUS Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow contact Linda Walsh: lwalsh@abilityplus.org or (802) 464-4069.
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