Presentation on theme: "Our Mission To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation."— Presentation transcript:
Our Mission To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.
WHO WE ARE Our beginning: The Outdoors for All Foundation was first incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1979, then known as the Ski for All Foundation. Weve been enriching the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities in the Pacific Northwest ever since. Our mission: To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. Our team: We deliver our mission with the leadership of 12 year round staff, 17 board members, and the support of over 700 active volunteers. Outdoors for All is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and consistently returns 75 cents of every dollar donated directly to programs and services.
Include typical NW outdoors activities like winter sports, cycling, rafting, camping, water-skiing, rock climbing, day camps and more! Our goals: Outdoors for All programs are designed to promote fitness, education, independence, socializing, a love of the outdoors and of course are a lot of fun! Who We Serve: participants at Outdoors for All have a variety of disabilities including sensory, physical, and developmental disabilities and range in ages 5 – 87+. OUR PROGRAMS
Outdoors for All has become a chapter of Paralympic Sports and Disabled Sports USA. With these partners, Outdoors for All has reached out to better serve the community of physically disabled and emerging athletes. Outdoors for All is a supporter of the Wounded Warrior project through these partners
Paralympic Podium National Team Elite Emerging Developmental Recreational Single or Multi-Sport Participatory Local Competition Single or Multi-Sport Competitive Local Competition Regional Competition Possible National Competition Single Sport or Dual Sport Highly Competitive Local / Regional Competition National Competition Intl Competition Paralympic Sport Performance Pipeline NGBs Paralympic Sport Clubs Community Programs Military Programs Park & Recreation Orgs Disability Sport Orgs Paralympic Sport Clubs Community Programs Military Programs Park & Recreation Orgs Disability Sport Orgs ATHLETESORGANIZATIONS
What the Paralympic Sport Clubs ARE… Community-based Paralympic sport development programs operated by local organizations such as local Parks and Recreation department, non-profit organization, rehabilitation hospital, school system, etc. Designed to fit within an organizations existing menu of programs An opportunity to actively partner with U.S. Paralympics & other leading agencies in a national network Organizations able to co-brand & use Paralympic Sport Club marks in promoting local programs The foundation for growing an athlete pipeline – both locally & nationally The network attracts more national attention & support, shared resources and athletes for all partners.
OUR PARTNERS Outdoors for All collaborates with more than 70 community partners to better serve the needs of individuals with disability.
OUR SUPPORTERS Fairweather Foundation Gibney Family FoundationIslands Fund Ronald McDonald House The Seattle FoundationHarmon Foundation The Sample Foundation Detlef Schrempf Foundation Chisholm Foundation Raynier Institute & Foundation MJF Foundation Outdoors for All could not deliver our mission without the generous support of leading corporate, foundation and community members such as...