Amy Purdy was the inductee on the winter competition side. A lifelong snowboarder, Purdy lost her legs below the knees to bacterial meningitis when she was 19. Snowboarding was added to the 2014 Paralympic Games, where Purdy won the inaugural bronze medal. She was also the first Paralympian to compete on the TV show “Dancing With the Stars.” Purdy returned to competition at the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea, winning another bronze and silver medal, and at the time, making her the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in Team USA’s history.
Jacqui Kapinowski was the 2022 Hall of Fame inductee in the summer competitor category. Kapinowski secured spots on the USA curling, rowing, and triathlon teams and is a two-time Paralympian in winter and summer sports. Kapinowski has earned nine world championships in four sports.
The winter awardee in the contributor category was Breckenridge resident Jeff Inouye. Inouye has
spent 30 years in the adaptive ski industry and has been a staff member at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center for 28 years. He was a volunteer for two years, became the assistant ski program director in 1998, and the ski program director in 2017.
Chris Kaag was named to the Adaptive Sports Hall of Fame in the summer sports contributor category. Kaag, a former Marine, started the IM ABLE Foundation after he was diagnosed with adrenomy/eloneuropathy and discharged from the service. IM ABLE has awarded hundreds of grants for adaptive equipment since 2007. Kaag has been inducted into the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, recognized by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and received the American Red Cross Community Impact Hero Award in 2015.