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STARS in Steamboat Springs: Overcoming Disabilities in Sports

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

As part of my focus on the remarkable community of Steamboat Springs, I would like to highlight a local organization that has been helping to open the world of outdoor mountain recreation to adaptive and special needs participants since 2006.

Founded by Craig and Andrea Kennedy, Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, helping to empower and enrich the quality of the lives of its participants.  STARS provides one on one instruction, as well as group programming to people of all ages and ability levels.  Its winter programs include adaptive skiing with the use of private instruction and highly specialized adaptive equipment, as well as the Buddy Program, which provides an escort around the ski area for more experienced guests not in need of adaptive instruction or equipment.