Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SCI Skiing

On Feb. 4, Life Rolls On (LRO) will trade surfboards for monoskis as the organization hosts its 2nd Annual They Will Ski Again event at Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake, Calif. With varying degrees of mobility, individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) will be treated to an exciting day on the slopes with expert instruction provided by Bear Mountain's adaptive ski instructors.

"LRO utilizes action sports as a platform for showing what is possible despite spinal cord injury," said Meghan Schinderle, Program Director for Life Rolls On. "We are thrilled to once again adapt snowboarding and skiing for our incredible participants who are eager and ready to hit the slopes, some, for the very first time since their injury."

Life Rolls On is best-known for its award-winning adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again, through which paraplegics and quadriplegics experience the joy of catching a wave with the assistance of adaptive equipment and dedicated volunteers. Similar to They Will Surf Again, this program empowers individuals with SCI to participate in a sport they enjoyed prior to injury and serves as an opportunity to introduce others to the sport for the first time.

Participants will enjoy this amazing experience at no-cost thanks to generous support from sponsors Bear Mountain, BJ's Restaurant Foundation, and Tonic Hair Care.

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