2019 Golf Tournament
In 2010, Marie-Julie Dion suffered a spinal cord injury following a severe mountain fall that left her a paraplegic. Since her accident, she requires a wheelchair to get around. A few weeks ago, the Eastern Townships region saw its first snowflakes of the year, and for the first time in eight years, Marie-Julie was excited for winter to arrive because this year she will be participating in the adaptive alpine ski program offered by the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) at Owl’s Head.
“I would like to express my immense gratitude to the ASF for allowing me to experience these magical moments.”—Marie-Julie Dion
This year is particularly special because it marks the 25th anniversary of the Foundation, which through adaptive sports, has improved the quality of life of thousands of people living with physical disabilities.
Thanks to donor support, we have grown from a small, local organization with limited resources to offer one of the largest adaptive sports programs in Quebec and Canada. Today, we serve 1500% more people than four years ago! Even with our donor’s support, demand for our services far outstrips the Foundation’s budget.
For our 25th anniversary, we have set higher fundraising goals in order to reach a greater number of people like Marie-Julie across Quebec. We cannot do this without your support. We have the knowledge and the dedication but need the funds to expand and to continue to provide our services in the Eastern Townships.
We hope that you will consider to further support ASF, especially in our 25th anniversary year, so that we can help reach our goals of providing more adaptive sporting opportunities for people living with physical disabilities.
Together, we can work toward a healthier, more inclusive future – bringing happiness, hope and magic to many people’s lives!
Chair, Fundraising Campaign 2019
Executive Director, Adaptive Sports Foundation