SOLO

Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities

SOLO provides outdoor winter educational and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities from St. Joseph County, Indiana in an effort order to:

  • Encourage independence and increase participation in family and community leisure opportunities
  • Educate the community regarding the capabilities of and opportunities for persons with disabilities


Skiing offers a freedom of movement that most persons with disabilities have never experienced. At the same time, it creates an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and unsurpassed confidence. A person who has difficulty walking will find themselves gliding smoothly down the hill with a new found poise and agility.

We welcome both adults and children at least 8 years of age to join us. SOLO is open to students with physical, visual, auditory, or significant mental impairments.


Winter will be here soon enough, but now is the time to focus our efforts on fundraising for the upcoming season.
 Remember that SOLO depends on proceeds from our fundraisers in order to operate each year. Your participation will help us ensure that we can provide another great ski season for our clients, families, and volunteers. There are currently two fundraisers that you can participate in to help us achieve our goals.

The college football season provides one of our major annual fundraisers. SOLO uses volunteers to operate a concession stand at Notre Dame home football games. We need 5-7 volunteers for each home game. If you would like to volunteer, or if you need more information, please contact Wendy Hurst. We need to have our roster complete by the Thursday of the week prior to each game.

Wendy Hurst
574-288-4457 home
574-245-1311 office
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Saturday, October 4, 2014 vs. Stanford
Saturday, October 11, 2014 vs. North Carolina
Saturday, November 15, 2014 vs. Northwestern
Saturday, November 22, 2014 vs. Louisville



Another major fundraiser is our annual raffle. All our volunteers should have received tickets to sell. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please contact any one of our volunteers. If you would like tickets to sell, you can contact Corky Patton. All tickets must be returned to Corky prior to the raffle, which will take place on Monday, September, 29, 2014 at the Logan Center in South Bend.

1st Prize - Two tickets for the Notre Dame vs Standford Football game on October 4, 2014
2nd Prize - 6 month subscription to the South Bend Tribune
3rd Prize - $50 gift certificate from Outpost Sports
4th Prize - $25 gift certificate from Martin's Supermarket
5th Prize - Oil and filter change at Veldman's Service Center

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
Winner need not be present to win

Corky Patton
1528 E Colfax, South Bend, IN 44617
574-233-8777
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Raffle Ticket






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