Splore’s 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebrates Success, Legacy and Future Growth with National Ability Center - National Ability Center

Splore’s 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebrates Success, Legacy and Future Growth with National Ability Center


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Leading adventure program providers join forces and announce brand direction for building the adaptive nation

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 19, 2017) – Splore, who recently joined forces with the National Ability Center (NAC), celebrated 40 years of successful service and programming for the adaptive community on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 200 plus supporters, employees, friends, family and special guests who attended the event enjoyed an evening of food, honorable acknowledgements and awards, entertainment and music by The Disgusting Brothers, a local musical group and long-time advocate for the adventure program provider.

 

During the reunion event, the NAC shared a preview of the revitalized brand direction, which will empower the organization to leverage its now 70 years of collective experience to build the adaptive nation. Additional details about the refreshed look and feel of the brand are slated to be announced later in the year along with updates on its Campaign for the Future of Possibility. Together Splore adventure programs and the National Ability Center, which are now unified and known together as the National Ability Center, are able to extend the reach of adaptive programming with greater impact and efficiency, through off-site recreation, to more people with varying abilities in Utah and all over the country.

 

“2017 has been a monumental year for the NAC and Splore and we are confident about the positive impact we can make as a united front,” said Tracy Meier, Program and Education Director of the National Ability Center. “Together, we can continue to authentically serve our community and participants in Park City as well as strategically build out and maximize our mobile resources and capabilities to reach individuals all over the world.”

 

During the celebration, the first-ever Difference Maker award was presented to Colin Fryer, owner of Moab’s Red Cliffs Lodge, for outstanding support of Splore’s mission and programs.

 

“This celebration is a win for everyone. Over the last 40 years, we’ve had the opportunity to literally change lives and with the strength behind the NAC, our mission is stronger than ever,” said Martha Ham, Co-founder of Splore. “We look forward to seamlessly transitioning into this next chapter and working closely with all departments to create greater accessibility and mobility for our services.”

 

The funds raised from the tickets sold support Splore adventure programs at the National Ability Center. The NAC is working diligently on all its current growth initiatives including joining forces with Splore, the brand refresh and its Capital Campaign and will continue to provide updates and announcements about progress when appropriate. For more information on the National Ability Center, visit http://www.discovernac.org. For more information on Splore, visit www.splore.org.

 

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About 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 www.discovernac.org.

 

About Splore
Splore changes lives by challenging and expanding one’s notion of ability through meaningful outdoor adventure. This year marks their 40th year Anniversary. Offices in Salt Lake City and Moab, Utah enable Splore programs to reach into majestic, spacious and inspiring areas found in the beautiful Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, the Colorado and Green Rivers and beyond. Splore is an accredited Adventure Program through the Association of Experiential Education (AEE). Splore provides more than 5,000 participant days each year. For more information, visit www.splore.org.

 

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