New state-of-the-art facility will double capacity for participants
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo., June 27, 2019 – Adaptive Sports Center is proud to announce the official opening of the new Kelsey Wright Building. The building will serve as the non-profit’s headquarters and base of operations for all manner of Adaptive Sports Center’s recreational and rehabilitative adventures. The new four-story, 25,000-square-foot facility is located at the base of Mt. Crested Butte Resort and doubles the capacity for participants.
“The new building assures we’ll be able to continue our standard of excellence for adaptive recreation, and welcome all who want to experience the adventure of the Rockies,” said Chris Hensley, Executive Director. “As much as we love seeing our participants getting after it with their peers and family members as they experience an activity they never thought possible, we’re even more passionate about the lasting therapeutic benefit of our programs when they return home.”
- Key elements of the facility include:
- Participant assessment space
- Equipment modification and fit-up area
- Ski-in ski-out
- Indoor climbing wall
- Participant lodge with their own living, dining and kitchen areas
- Administrative workstations and offices
- Meeting area, classroom and participant space
- Basement for locker rentals—an important source of program funding
Construction of the facility was funded entirely with donations and grants. The $14 million campaign covered the turn-key cost from land acquisition to construction and equipment.
“Our whole staff is excellent, very dedicated and very committed to creating an experience that has a lasting impact on the quality of our participants’ lives,” said Chris Read, CTRS, Program Director. “Our state-of-the-art equipment and our ability to customize experiences for participants has always been leading edge. This new building brings our accommodations to the same level of excellence and will make each experience even more beneficial to the participant. This facility will be the best piece of equipment we have ever had.”
The grand opening of the Kelsey Wright Building, located at 19 Emmons Road, Mount Crested Butte, Colo., is July 2, 2019. Visit www.adaptivesports.org for more details.
About Kelsey Wright
The new facility is named in loving memory of Kelsey Wright, one of the Adaptive Sports Center’s first and longest attending participants. Kelsey broke a lot of stereotypes about people with disabilities. She loved to show the world that her disability didn’t define her. The Kelsey Wright Building will embody Kelsey’s spirit of perseverance and courage, and help people reach their full potential for decades to come.
About Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte, CO
Adaptive Sports Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit and a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity. Its mission is enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.