Early snowfalls, some great weather plus super volunteer turnout has allowed the LRDS season to get off to a a great start with many lessons and donations well ahead of last year. Thanks to everyone who is pitching in and making the season an early success! Sign up for a lesson early to make sure that you get a slot.
Congratulations are in order for all of the AMAZING fundraisers who joined us this year for our biggest Party on the Snow ever! It was a beautiful day for Party on the Snow, fun was had by all.
Our sincere gratitude to those who help organize and run our annual fundraising event and all fundraising participants and donors, Thank you!
The 2016 Party on the Snow teams fundraised over $33,500. for the LRDS adaptive program in one day, INCREDIBLE!
So far in the exceedingly successful 2015-2016 season LRDS has given 402 lessons to deserving students from throughout the State and the region. Congratulations to our staff: Paige Davis and Charlie Biderian, as well as the many volunteers who gave their time to make this possible.
Thank you Dick for your volunteer photography and everyone who helped LRDS host this race!
A successful Diana Golden adaptive ski race was sponsored by Lakes Region Disabled Sports at Gunstock. Conditions were favorable. Activities included the race, a lunch cookout and awarding of medals for those who placed in the top three in various categories.
Paige Davis, program director and Charlie Bedirian, assistant director, worked long and hard resulting in another well coordinated race.
Various teams from New Hampshire and Maine participated.
The LRDS team of four all received medals for their performances. A fifth team member, Mateo, unfortunately broke his arm during the last day of practice, He had worked hard all winter for the race and significantly reduced his time from last year. The team and volunteers missed Mateo but know he will return for the race next year.
Monday, February 22 through Wednesday, February 24, Lakes Region Disabled Sports hosted disabled veterans from all over New England for a special adaptive winter sports clinic. 13 veterans skied for two and a half days with the support of LRDS staff, volunteers, directors, and the Gunstock Community along with individuals and businesses from the Gilford and Laconia area.
Thanks to our tireless staff and dedicated volunteers, we have been able to serve 300 students this season as of today, Saturday, February 20, 2016. Despite poor conditions overall for skiing in the northeast, Gunstock Mountain has overcome the adverse weather and provided us with great man-made snow conditions that have allowed us to get out and do our lessons almost every day. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!