The Adaptive Sports program at Sun Peaks has set a fundraising goal of $10,000 to continue helping children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities learn to ski and snowboard.
The goal is to raise money to cover the cost of training and specialty equipment, such as the new sit ski purchased last year. Funding is also required to train new instructors, all of whom are volunteers, but must undergo specific training to be able to teach adaptive students.
A hybrid fundraiser is being held — a winter gear donation drive and an online raffle.
The winter gear donation event will be held on Saturday April 10, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Cascades Casino in Aberdeen (1555 Versatile Dr.) and at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. Being sought is used winter sports gear, including nordic or alpine skis, poles, boots and snowboards.
The online raffle involves sales of tickets for $2 each, available online at https://go.rallyup.com/asspfundraiser. There are more than $1,200 worth of prizes up for grabs, including two top prizes of a Sun Peaks vacation package (including lift passes and accommodation). The draw will be held on Saturday, April 10, at 5:20 p.m.
There are also other opportunities to donate to the program. Adaptive Sports has an account at the three General Grants recycling sites in Kamloops (611 Fortune Dr., 1395 Battle St., 963 Camosun Cres.), where proceeds from returns can be directed to Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks. There is also an account at Consignor Sports, at 789 Noter Dame Dr., where money from sales of sporting goods and clothing brought in can be directed to Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks.
Cash donations are also accepted, with charitable receipts issued, online at https://adaptivesportsatsunpeaks.org/donate/.