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Friday, 16 November 2007





Snowboarding may not be a Paralympic event yet, but if the growing sport does reach the highest level of disabled competition, the Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) team will be ready


AAS, based in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is currently looking for athletes to form what executive director and co-founder Daniel Gale described as the first official U.S. national adaptive snowboard team.

The yet-to-be chosen squad will compete at the USASA (United States of America Snowboard Association) nationals, March 30-April 4 at Copper Mountain.

Gale said AAS will send 30-plus top-flight USASA boarders, not just national team members (seven-to-10 are expected to be named), to compete at the event.

"Team members will be hand selected from the most skilled adaptive snowboarders in the country, several of whom are Iraq war veterans," said Gale, who co-founded AAS in 2005 with his fiancé Amy Purdy. "We're also definitely interested in finding people we don't know about."

Read the full article at summitdaily.com 


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