Coverage - National Ability Center

U.S. Department of State’s Sport for Community: Promoting Disability Rights

The U.S. Department of State will welcome 16 international emerging leaders in the disability sports sector to the United States for the “Sport for Community” mentorship exchange program from March 11 to April 13. Sport for Community is designed to empower people with disabilities and promote rights and inclusion worldwide. For the five-week exchange, the […]

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Utah Ski Camp for Teen Amputees Is Changing Lives: ‘Life Is About More Than What You Look Like’

Samuella Sadler always wanted to ski, but living in Atlanta where there is a lack of snow and the nearest resort is 200 miles away wasn’t the only problem the teenager faced. Born with short limbs, the high school junior, now 17, had to have her left leg amputated below the knee when she was […]

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Adaptive Strategies

“Hold. Hold. And left turn. Turn. Great job! Lisa, did you see that turn? Hold. Hold. And… right turn. Turn, turn.” Instructor Patricia Stokes continues to issue directives as we descend Utah’s Park City Mountain. “OK, now we’re in an open field—you pick your next turns. Feel the slope and decide, but you may want […]

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PHOTOS: Uncorked | Park Record

The National Ability Center held their annual Red, White and Snow fundraising event Uncorked at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Thursday evening, March 2, 2017. Attendees were treated to a variety of wines, foods, live music and a silent auction. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

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National Ability Center’s Largest Fundraiser Underway

  PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Food, wine and fun! That’s what’s happening right now in Park City. The National Ability Center’s 13th Annual Red, White and Snow event is in full swing. Wine on the Mountain is just what the event’s name implies. Right off the slopes at Deer Valley, on the patio of […]

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Interview with gallery owner Traci Prothro and artist Ford Smith

Dave talks to Traci Prothro, owner of Prothro Gallery, and artist Ford Smith about Ford’s upcoming show and reception at the gallery and also him being the honorary artist of the year for the National Ability Center’s Red White and Snow Fundraiser. To RSVP for Ford’s show and reception at Prothro Gallery, email hello@prothrogallery.com or call […]

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WHO HAS ONE MILLION VIDEO VIEWS?

I returned to Park City, Utah and volunteered with the National Ability Center for Valentine’s Day. Video and stories will be coming soon. See photo of TEAM MATT on his first day on the monoski!

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Weekend of Events to Raise Money for National Ability Center

For 13 years, the National Ability Center has been bringing wine, food and snow lovers together for a premier weekend of dining, skiing and entertainment to celebrate the triumphs and empowerment of people with all abilities. Gail Barille, CEO of National Ability Center,  David Johndrow of Johndrow Wines and honorary vintner of  the event and […]

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Their Voice: Stopping the use of the ‘r-word’

“Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you.” Most of us were taught this short verse as children as a way to help us overcome the pain of insensitive or mean spirited names. Although this is literally true, there is also the adage that, “broken bones heal much faster than […]

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Air Force Veteran Encourages Others

PARK CITY, UT–(Marketwired – January 31, 2017) – Air Force veteran Heath Hinton of Clearfield, Utah spent 16 years with the United States Air Force. In May, 2016, he was medically discharged from his duties following injuries he sustained during his service that made it nearly impossible for him to run. This April 28-30, he’s […]

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