Douglas disabled students hit the snow

Students with varying degrees of disabilities from Douglas High School, Carson Valley Middle School and Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School enjoyed a day of snowshoeing last week under the supervision of Jeff Hendricks, adaptive physical education teacher for Douglas County, and Great Basin Sports, a local outfitting guide. A new adaptive sled with back support opened the door for wheelchair-bound students to participate with other children.

"I want to thank the Minden Rotary Club for their generous donation to Great Basin Sports towards the purchase of an adaptive sled for disabled children," said owner of Great Basin Sports, Pat Fried. "We would also like to thank Hope Valley Outdoors for providing the availability and access to their new yurt and rental equipment at the Junction of Highway 88 and 89."

This Spring, Hendricks and Fried plan on taking students down part of the Carson River on kayaks and rafts. The students have been training for the excursion at Carson Valley Swim Center.


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