April eNews - 2015 - National Ability Center

April eNews – 2015

I AM NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER

Brenna Huckaby 
“When I’m on my board you can’t tell I’m missing a leg, I’m ‘normal.’ no questions asked. That is the complete opposite off hill. I deal with all the stares, the questions, the comments, the ‘I broke my leg once’ stories daily; snowboarding is my escape.” Continued.

 

FAMILY EVENTS

We’ll be hosting family-focused activities throughout the summer: enjoy a night of fun with this inclusive family experience and meet other local families.

 

MARSH M’ARROWS – July 26, 4-7PM:
Try out your skills with an evening of archery and s’mores at the National Ability Center. All ability levels welcome.
CYCLING SUNDAY – AUGUST 16, 4-7PM:
A great opportunity to enjoy our adaptive cycles and the beautiful trails of Round Valley (beginner/intermediate terrain) followed by a BBQ.
NO BARRIERS SUMMIT 2015
JULY 9-12  *  Park City, UT
In Partnership with No Barriers USA
 

Surround yourself with inspiration, innovation, and opportunity. Save the date for the 2015 No Barriers Summit: July 9-12, 2015 here at the National Ability Center. Geared toward people of all abilities and featuring an innovation village, arts and adventure clinics, panel discussions and more, the No Barriers Summit is a community that supports each other in building a full and purposeful life.

PARTNERING WITH
THE KIMBALL ART CENTER

 

“We are thrilled and honored with this ever-evolving partnership with the NAC and for all of the opportunities this partnership affords us to serve others in relevant and meaningful ways. One experience that I would highlight is a recent Wounded Warrior® workshop that we held at the Kimball Art Center. With masterful KAC teachers at the helm, the WWP men’s group was led through a two-hour painting workshop. Magic happened that day. At the end of the workshop, each participant had something to say about the workshop that helped, inspired and touched them. With great pride and sense of accomplishment, the WWP participants took their newly created masterpieces home.”Continued.

AJ and Amanda
FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH
AJ 
AJ, our Welsh pony with extensive showing background, came to the National Ability Center from Rain King Farms in Sacramento, California. After receiving the background on AJ, we discovered he was foaled and raised at Brownland Farm in Tennessee; the same farm that Amanda Smith, our equestrian instructor and volunteer coordinator, started her riding career. Here they are, together at the NAC ranch.

 

The National Ability Center has four stars, the highest rating, on Charity Navigator.

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THANK YOU,
NATE WADE SUBARU!

 

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Nate Wade Subaru and their valued customers.

Thanks to Subaru‘s nationwide Share the Love Campaign, the National Ability Center received more than $42,000 to support our year round programs. We are grateful!

 

GAIL LOVELAND SELECTED AS AN EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR® UTAH REGION FINALIST

 

An independent panel of judges has selected National Ability Center Executive Director, Gail Loveland as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Utah Region Program for her significant impact on the business and nonprofit communities.

 

This nomination is an incredible honor; we look forward to EY announcing the winning entrepreneur on June 6, 2015.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

BARN PARTY
Save the date! Our annual Barn Party is May 30, 5:30-9PM. Join us to celebrate 27 years of equestrian programming with live music from country artist Lisa Daggs, a saloon, BBQ, line dancing, silent auction and more.
VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
SUMMER
PROGRAMS

Get involved!
Attend a volunteer program training:

 

General Volunteer Orientation

May 6, 5:30-6:30PM

 

Equestrian Program Volunteer Training

May 27, 2:00-5:00PM

 

 

RSVP is required for volunteer trainings.

Please email Heidi MacNaughton.

 

GEAR UP FOR SUMMER
Check out National Ability Center summer apparel and more online at www.discovernac.org/store.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Find A Job 

Ready to have the most rewarding summer of your life? Consider a job at the National Ability Center. Year round, full-time, part-time and summer jobs are posted!

 

Apply now for a COACH internship. Our COACH program is tailored to fit the needs of young adults 16-22 with disabilities who want to hone vocational, social and independent living skills.

 

 

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