The Challenged Athletes Foundation organizes an adapted ski and biathlon clinic


RENO, Nev. (KOLO) — The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) held an adaptive ski and biathlon clinic in Tahoe Donner on Saturday. It was an opportunity for people with physical challenges to participate in both sports.

“Cross-country skiing is a great sport for people of all abilities and it often seems out of reach,” said Wilson Dippo, development coach for CAF. “Opening these doors and saying come ski with us here is all people need.”

CAF provided several travel grants to some of the athletes. The clinic was also an opportunity for attendees to learn from members of the USA Para-Nordic Team.

I come specifically from the Challenged Athlete Foundation branch in Idaho,” Dippo said. “I work with the Nordic Paralympic team as a development coach. So that’s part of why I’m leaving Idaho to go to Nordic events like this.

Dippo says places filled up quickly when registration began.

“We opened our registration for this and the floodgates opened. We had a ton of people sign up which was really exciting and showed that there are people who want to do it when we showed them there was an opportunity.

You can find more information about the Challenged Athletes Foundation here.

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