The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) announced a line-up of new winter sports opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. This winter, CAF-Idaho will offer several coached clinics and camps in sled hockey, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding designed for all levels of abilities. Events will be held in Idaho and Utah. From training weekends for athletes who have never participated to elite racing events, the inclusive programs are designed to create a continuum from entry into sport up to the elite competition while strengthening the Paralympic pathway and adaptive sports community. Events are being held in Idaho and Utah.
“CAF has completely rewritten the book for adaptive winter sports,” said Wilson Dippo, CAF program manager and para Nordic team coach. “Beyond the tens of thousands of dollars given out to support winter sports through individual grants, CAF has hosted dozens of camps and clinics to support downhill skiers, sled hockey players, para Nordic skiers, and biathletes. These camps and clinics support athletes from their first experience on snow or ice all the way to the highest level of sport.”
The high costs of adaptive sports equipment and lack of resources can be barriers to entry for individuals with physical challenges to remain active. CAF is focused and committed to supporting athletes with physical challenges with equipment and a supportive community to enhance their lives through sport.
To see the schedule of events, visit CAF’s website.