Loomis Students Donate to STRIDE
For the second year in a row, the Loomis Chaffee Ski and Snowboard Club has provided both funds and coaching assistance to STRIDE Adaptive Sports, of their chapter at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. STRIDE is an organization that annually provides adaptive sports and recreation lessons to children and individuals with special needs. STRIDE has been recognized for more than 25 years as one of the leading adaptive sport programs in the northeast.
Jean Sapula, who is an LC athletics trainer as well as the ski club advisor, has guided the club to assist STRIDE. ìWe are very honored to help with STRIDE,î said Jean. ìItís an amazing organization, and I am very proud that the Loomis Chaffee student ski club members have donated more than $500 in the past two years, as well as assisted with the children.î
The Loomis Chaffee Ski Club officers, seniors Alex Buis, of Windsor, and John MacDonald, of West Hartford, coordinated the sale of Loomis Chaffee belts raising more than $200 for the STRIDE organization this year. In addition, the students, as well as other members of the LC Ski Club, assisted with STRIDE programs held at Sundown.
"The STRIDE lessons were inspiring to us," stated Alex. "We were amazed at the childrenís motivation and how valuable STRIDEís commitment is to improving the childrenís skills."