1) Join us, one and all, for a hike to warm up for the season.
meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Rum Village Nature Center, 2626 S. Gertrude St., South Bend.
Cross-country or downhill. Volunteer, ski student or parent. Please come. Even if you’re still thinking about joining SOLO. We’ll enjoy a walk together on the beautiful dirt trails through the park’s mature forest.
2) Orientation and general meeting for all ski students, parents and volunteers.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at the logan center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., south bend.
Learn about SOLO’s plan for this season and vote in the board.
SOLO provides outdoor winter educational and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities from St. Joseph County, Ind., and nearby counties in an effort 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 newfound 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.
Paul Raven and Bob Sturtevant discuss SOLO on WNIT's Experience Michiana.