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National Ability Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Introduces Expanded Ropes Course

Community Partners, NAC Participants Praise New Upgrades


PARK CITY, UT (June 6, 2017) – The National Ability Center (NAC) unveiled their newly renovated adaptive ropes challenge course on Saturday, June 3. Designed by one of the top five adaptive course builders in the U.S., enhancements allow for better functionality for all types of wheelchairs, mobility devices and challenges.


The event commenced with remarks from Dustin Lipson, Operations Office for Primary Children’s Hospital and an NAC Board Member who welcomed the crowd of community supporters. The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Director, Tom Adams, and Mikelle Moore the Senior VP of Community Health at Intermountain Healthcare, whose organization provided generous funding for the course’s expansion, spoke about the importance of supporting the NAC’s impactful programs for those in Utah and visitors of all abilities to our state.


“My children, Ainsley Moore (10, girl) and Jameson Moore (7, boy), were excited to try the ropes course. I watched them both grow mentally while they were up there,” said Mikelle Moore. “Overcoming self-doubt by successfully completing it blew their minds. There are not too many moments in life when you can actually witness your children’s view of the world expanding and Saturday was one of those moments for our family and many others.”


“The ropes course is my favorite activities at the NAC,” said NAC youth participant, Ainsley Moore. “It reminds me that I can conquer even the most difficult obstacles if I just believe in myself.”


Lipson and Adams were the first climbers on the course to ascend up the steep course to cut the ribbon on the upper platform. Director of Programs for the National Ability Center, Tracy Meier shared features of the ropes course with the crowd while event attendees tested out the new course’s challenges first-hand.


“It is humbling to be a part of an organization who is among the best at providing recreation opportunities to people of all abilities,” said NAC Board President Michael Kerby. “Special thanks are owed to the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Intermountain Healthcare for making our vision of continuously improving and better serving our individuals and families a reality.”


The National Ability Center’s challenge course is fully customizable for families, school groups, veterans, agencies, camps and individuals of all abilities. A variety of challenges can test strength and agility, while other focus on team building, leadership skills, boosting confidence and reinforcing self-esteem. For information about the NAC’s expanded ropes course, contact Lindsey Palmer at or 619-507-5281. For more information on the NAC, visit








About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the leading community programs in the country that provides sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. World-class facilities and program excellence have also elevated the National Ability Center to be a premier provider and partner in the delivery of programs directly supported by the Wounded Warrior Project and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. The National Ability Center provides more than 35,000 experiences each year. For more information, visit


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