Adaptive Profiles

Five-week series supports athletes of all abilities
Adaptive Profiles
September 21, 2015

Five-week series supports athletes of all abilities

The Mountain Times in partnership with Vermont Adaptive and Spartan, and with the sponsorship of ten local businesses, told the story of Vermont Adaptive athletes in a five-week series reaching approximately 100,000 readers. In support of this effort, Spartan Races donated Spartan Beast and Sprint…

Volunteer profile: Amy Peacock
Adaptive Profiles
September 10, 2015

Volunteer profile: Amy Peacock

Amy Peacock, right, co-pilots with an athlete on a  dual cycle.

Amy Peacock of Mendon has been a dedicated volunteer at Vermont Adaptive for more than five years.

In 1988, Amy Peacock’s passion for the outdoors led her to move to the…

Adaptive Participant of the Week: Annie O’Neill
Adaptive Profiles
September 2, 2015

Adaptive Participant of the Week: Annie O’Neill

Annie O’Neill and a fellow athlete enjoy stand-up paddle boarding  on calm water.

At the age of five, Annie O’Neill of East Thetford was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder that may affect one’s behavior, ability to communicate and…

Vermont, a perfect fit for year-round recreation
Adaptive Profiles
August 27, 2015

Vermont, a perfect fit for year-round recreation

On Aug. 9, the Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) recently held a picnic and recreation day at Emerald Lake State Park in Dorset.

Vermont Adaptive offers summer and fall events/programs statewide

Vermont is home to some of the country’s…

Adaptive Profiles: Jeff Messer
Adaptive Profiles
August 19, 2015

Adaptive Profiles: Jeff Messer

Courtest of Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

Jeff Messer picked up hand cycling after an ATV accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Messer soon became competitive at his new sport participating in many races and rides within his first…