I have voluneered as an Aid Station worker for the Courage Classic since 2011. In all those years I have seen the great support the event brings to Children Hospital Colorado to help support their programs and patients.
There are many programs supported through the Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation. Individually, I have chosen to support the ARCH program.
Here is a little infomation about ARCH from their website about the program.
What is ARCH?
ARCH provides recreational resources and programs for children, teens and young adults with physical disabilities. By focusing on individual abilities, this program seeks to help kids develop skills that lead to a lifetime of healthy leisure and awareness.
Who benefits from adaptive recreation?
Though ARCH started with skiing, the program has expanded to include year-round recreational activities. Participants have a variety of physical and medical conditions including cancer, amputations, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, head and spinal cord injuries, and other orthopedic conditions.
ARCH activities for children with disabilities
Though downhill skiing and snowboarding (through the National Sports Center for the Disabled at Winter Park Resort) remain ARCH's largest program component, we also offer year-round outdoor recreation activities. These experiences vary according to opportunities and partnerships available in the community.
Between winter skiing/snowboarding and summer programming, nearly 100 kids participate in ARCH each year. ARCH also serves as a resource for parents looking for additional recreational programs in the community.
Check out their website for more infomataion.
I encourage you to click the green "Donate Now" button on this page to join me in supporting the ARCH program.
The Courage Classic is an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children.