NEW ENGLAND DISABLED SPORTS RECEIVES DONATION FROM ARBELLA INSURANCE FOUNDATION
On September 11, 2013, the Arbella Insurance Foundation donated $50,000 to New England Disabled Sports!
The grant was part of the 50 to 25 program, which celebrates Arbella Insurance’s 25th anniversary by giving $50k grants to
25 outstanding charities across New England. Thank you very much to Beverly Tangvik, Arbella's Director of Charitable Giving, and
John Donohue, Arbella's CEO.
BRETTON WOODS ADAPTIVE SPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW AFFILIATION WITH NEW ENGLAND DISABLED SPORTS
Bretton Woods Adaptive Sports & Recreation (BWA), located at Bretton Woods Ski Area,
is pleased to announce a new partnership with New England Disabled Sports (NEDS),
headquartered at Loon Mountain Resort.
Beginning this winter, this new alliance with NEDS will provide for expanded programming,
along with experienced and well-trained volunteers who will help people with special needs
experience the outdoors. By joining forces with NEDS, the program at BWA will gain strength
in numbers, financial support and fundraising opportunities. All of this means top-level
programming for the adaptive community.
"Omni Mount Washington Resort is pleased to support Bretton Woods Adaptive during their
transition from an independent non-profit organization to an affiliate of New England Disabled
Sports," said Chris Ellms, Director of Ski Area Operations at Bretton Woods. "BWA
has always been an important part of our ski school offerings and we feel this partnership
will ensure a professional level of service for years to come."
"It is a very exciting time for adaptive programming at Bretton Woods and we can’t wait to
get started with New England Disabled Sports," said Joe Shea, a BWA board member.
BWA has always provided top level instruction to its guests who have various disabilities.
Using a variety of techniques and equipment, this dedicated group of volunteers meets the
diverse needs of adaptive sports enthusiasts, as well as local New Hampshire students and
newcomers to the sport of skiing.
"We are excited about this partnership with Bretton Woods and the opportunity to build
on the adaptive program," said Roy Whitaker, Executive Director of New England Disabled
Sports. "The combined resources of these organizations will certainly help raise the
bar for adaptive sports programs everywhere."