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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 2009 (Autumn), no. 28
Creator Friends of the Utah Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description The Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives is one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire country for research into the history and development of Utah's prospering winter sports industry. The archives document the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels; the founding of major resorts; snow safety and avalanche control; ski equipment; ski instruction; freestyle skiing; the 10th Mountain Division; back-country skiing; and virtually every facet of winter sports in Utah and the surrounding region. The archives are the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records and the records of the 2002 games themselves.
Table of Contents 2009 Ski Affair; Russ Harmer--Snow-Grooming Pioneer to Receive Quinney Award; White, Mandler to Receive History-Maker Awards; 2008 Sue Raemer Memorial Award
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Date 2009-10
Type Text
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Source Printed newsletter
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
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Holding Institution Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 2009, No. 28
Scanning Technician Jason Vancott
Metadata Cataloger Jake Trauscht; Chris Anderson
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Description White, Mandler to Receive History-Maker Awards (Note: The History-Maker Award salutes individuals or groups which have made contributions of historic proportions to the advancement of winter sports in the Intermountain Region. It is presented annually by the University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives' Advisory Board, whose mission is to preserve the history of winter sports in the region.) Meeche White, Co-Founder National Ability Center Meeche White What started as a humble plan cobbled together in Meeche White's Park City living room in 1985 today has the National Ability Center helping ensure adapted skiing is available for individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities on an international scale. The center is headquartered at a 26-acre Park City ranch and has become a national role model for similar endeavors. It is the second largest adapted sports program in the world and was instrumental in launching special ski programs in Sierra Nevada, Spain; Predazzo, Italy; Poznan, Poland. Further, it is working with instructors in Australia, Mrica, Mexico, and Russia. In Utah it has satellite programs at Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah, at Deer Valley Resort and The Canyons in Park City. As the center's co-founder and executive director, Meeche's goal is to serve those with disabilities and their families through the development of lifetime skills by providing them affordable sports and recreational experiences in a natural environment. "The objective of these experiences is to build self­esteem, confidence and physical development," says Meeche. "But doing so, our students - regardless of their age -­enhance their active participation in all aspects of community life." She says the center promotes the concept of ability through integration, public awareness and education. Its motto is "If I can do this, I can do anything." Through Meeche's dedication and perseverance the program has grown from providing 45 adaptive ski lessons in 1985 to 25,000 lessons in more than 20 different sports last year. Its budget has grown from $1,200 (all the money Meeche and her then-husband, Peter Badewitz, had between them in 1985) to more than $3.3 million. Included in Center's phenomenal growth is the development of its ranch in Park City that includes indoor and outdoor horseback riding arenas, ropes course, indoor climbing wall, accessible lodging and playground. All good reasons for receiving the 2009 History­Makers Award. Peter Mandler, Founder Wasatch Adaptive Sports Peter Mandler "Our programs provide numerous forms of therapy and build confidence and self-esteem for children and their families with special needs," says Peter Mandler, founder of Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS). "We provide an outlet to combat certain feelings such as depression by providing a fun social environment to ensure our students are comfortable in their surroundings. We enhance quality of lives." That modus operandi has served Wasatch Adaptive Sports and its participants very well. Founded and headquartered at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, the program has grown from having a few group sessions in 1977 to providing nearly 16,000 individual lessons last year. *-----------------------*
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Newsletter Date AC_Fall 2009, no 28; Page 3
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Date Created 2010-03-15
Date Modified 2010-03-15
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