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Skiing program.

Are you an adult with a mobility impairment who would enjoy a week of great cross-country skiing on gently rolling, wide, well-groomed trails? How about a week of after-skiing fun with more than 250 other skiers at a modern, full-service hotel? If this sounds good, apply to attend the 29th Annual Ski For Light International Week, scheduled for February 8-15, 2004, in Green Bay, Wis. Participants will stay at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay and ski at the nearby Brown County Reforestation Camp.

For 28 years, Ski For Light, Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, has offered adults who are blind or have visual or mobility impairments the chance to experience the sport of cross-country skiing. Emphasis is on recreational-trail skiing. Participants do not need to be athletes, but merely interested in enjoying a more physically active lifestyle. The only expectation of those attending the event is they give cross-country skiing a real try.

At Ski For Light, skiers with mobility impairments are paired with experienced cross-country skiers for the week. Beginners learn the basics, while those who have skied before work on improving their skills and endurance. On Saturday, a 5k rally and 10k race take place, and participants have the opportunity to test and demonstrate their newly acquired skills.

Besides skiing, during the week people with mobility impairments and their guides can play sled hockey on an accessible indoor ice rink.

The application deadline is November 1. Those received after that date will be considered as space permits. Full payment ($700) is due by January 1, 2004. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by mid-November. First-timers have priority.

Contact: (920) 494-5572 / jeff@sfl.org.

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Title Annotation:29th Annual Ski For Light International Week; Sports & Recreation
Publication:PN - Paraplegia News
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2003
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