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Ski for Light

posted Nov 11, 2013, 5:01 AM by Mike Black
Ski for Light is Alaska bound. Applications now being accepted.

The 39th annual Ski for Light International week will be held in Anchorage Alaska from Sunday February 23rd through Sunday March 2, 2014. Join over 200 active blind and sighted adults from across the U.S. and around the world who pair up for what many call the experience of a lifetime. 

We will stay in downtown Anchorage at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center and ski at nearby Kincaid Park. The Hilton is a large full service hotel right in the heart of the city. Kincaid Park is world class facility that has 60 kilometers of wonderfully groomed cross country trails. A highlight of the week will be the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Sled Dog race on the final Saturday of the week in downtown Anchorage. 

Ski for Light, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit that teaches the basic of classic cross country skiing to adults who are visually or mobility impaired, while giving participants who have already learned the basics of the sport the chance to improve their skills or to just have fun skiing with their guide. This years event fee including hotel accommodations for seven days, all meals and other extras will be $850. Applications are due during the month of November and a partial financial stipend may be requested when completing the application. 

For more information please visit the fully accessible website at www.sfl.org or go directly to the page with Information for Perspective for First -Time Attendees to learn what the week is all about. If you are a veteran of previous events, you can proceed directly to page with Details of the 2014 Event, to learn more and to access the easy to complete 2014 application form. If you do not have computer access of need more information, please contact the Visually-Impaired Participant Application Coordinator in  Michigan as follows:

Lynda Boose
906-370-7541
email: LBoose@up.net

 
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