Uschi Hall and Pete Winn
The outdoors is a great equalizer. Learn how skiing can transform the life of a person with disabilities.
|Presenting||Uschi Hall and Pete Winn|
April 27, 2011
7:00PM to 9:00PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
|Ticket Notes:||This is a free event, but donations are encouraged.|
On April 27 KAFM’s Lifelong Learning series presents Uschi Hall and Pete Winn from Colorado Discover Ability Program at 7 pm in the Radio Room.
Uschi Hall became a paraplegic as a result of a hang gliding accident in Germany many years ago. She learned to use a sit-ski at Powderhorn as a Colorado Discover Ability client and at Crested Butte as a client at their adaptive sports program. She eventually became the Executive Director of Colorado Discover Ability and a member of its Board of Directors. She and her husband and two young children are avid skiers and love rafting, bicycling and other outdoor sports.
Pete Winn has been a skier for over 50 years and a whitewater rafter for over 40 years. After his children grew up and left home, he decided to teach his skills to people with disabilities and became a volunteer instructor for Colorado Discover Ability and eventually became a member of the board of its Board of Directors. He has been actively involved in increasing the number of disabled veterans that participate in the summer rafting program.
Colorado Discover Ability provides outdoor therapeutic and educational recreation opportunities such as skiing, boarding and indoor climbing in the winter months and climbing, biking, rafting, camping and day camp outings in the summer to people with disabilities from the Grand Valley and surrounding areas. During the summer months, CDA has been providing disabled veterans, also called Wounded Warriors, with opportunities to learn rafting and kayaking skills on whitewater rivers in Colorado and Utah.