Report to the Community:
Great Things Really Do Happen Together
Reflections: Challenge Mountain continues to grow and innovate to meet participant needs in the communities we serve. These successes are captured in the Report to the Community link below where readers will find information about adaptive programming experiences, Resale Store growth and new board members.
Generous gifts from organizations, foundations, businesses and individual donors supported Challenge Mountain’s new and continuing programming initiatives.
In conjunction with the report release, Challenge Mountain is nearing the end of the annual summer appeal, with the goal of raising funds to ensure adaptive recreation for summers to come. Below is a portion of appeal letter from Executive Director Elizabeth Gertz Looze and Board of Director President Karen Mann.
A letter to our community of
donors, volunteers, friends and neighbors:
If you find just one true friend to share your life, you are fortunate. For people living with disabilities, it can be difficult to make social connections, leaving many feeling isolated.
Finding opportunities to socialize with peers and to develop friendships is essential to well-being. These vital relationships are fostered through participation in social and recreational activities.
Challenge Mountain participants are in the midst of summer activities like adaptive biking, boating, fishing, kayaking and three amazing weeks of Spirit Day Camp. There is still more summer fun to come and with it opportunities to make meaningful connections and lifetime memories for our participants!
We hope we can count on you to support people living with disabilities through adaptive recreation. On behalf of Challenge Mountain participants and their families, thank you for being our friend.
ABOUT CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN
Started in 1984, Challenge Mountain removes barriers and supports social inclusion through adaptive recreation for children, youth and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities. Activities include adaptive skiing and biking, nature and cultural activities, art programs, equine therapy and numerous other life-enriching programs.
Challenge Mountain is a non-profit 501c3 organization with Tax ID 38-2563815.