Val was the first one to push hard and tell us to “Adapt and Overcome”. This motto is now used at TwoTop Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, a nonprofit based at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. (Follow us on Facebook). The goal at TwoTop is to help wounded veterans and people with disabilities overcome their physical limitations and fears. I (Valerie’s father) am an avid skier and have been a volunteer adaptive ski instructor with TwoTop for the last couple years.
On Monday, February 9, 2015 skiers and snowboarders will attempt to ski 100,000 vertical feet in a single day at Whitetail to support disabled athletes who want to learn snow sports. Participants of this 100K Vertical Challenge event will take on the challenge by raising funds to meet the 100,000 vertical feet goal.
I have created a team to participate in honor of Valerie and am planning on raising $20,000. Please consider donating or sponsoring our team. You can also donate your time or a Gift of Snow ($120 for one warrior to spend one day at Whitetail). Its a very incredible organization and well-worth the investment. We will be posting updates of the event in February!