Achieve Tahoe is a nonprofit that builds health, confidence and independence through recreational sports for children and adults with disabilities. The organization serves over 500 people a year through one-on-one snowsports lessons, waterskiing, paddle sports and more. Achieve Tahoe's highly trained instructors and specialized, adaptive equipment allow the organization to serve just about anyone with any disability. Achieve Tahoe participants and family members often say that their experience with Achieve Tahoe goes on to affect other areas of their life such as gaining confidence to try other sports, becoming more social, and breaking down perceived barriers showing them that they can do things they perhaps never thought they could before.
I have been skiing with Achieve Tahoe for 12 years. (Since I was 8) This organization has afforded me so many experiences and friends that I would never have had. Thanks to Achieve Tahoe, I have a whole network of friends around me! Over the years, my father has even become a ski instructor, allowing us to spend quality time together. Sports are a big passion of his, and now we can do it together. Below is a video of me skiing on the new Tetra Ski, which is joystick controlled and allows me to ski independently.
Join me in supporting this cause and provide life-changing experiences for children and adults with disabilities!