Adaptations: The CCASC Newsletter 7th - Page 2

Message from the Director
The Central California Adaptive Sports Center ( CCASC ) is a 501 ( c )( 3 ) nonprofit organization offering quality outdoor adventures to youth and adults with disabilities , including our veterans .
Hi Everyone ,

Message from the Director

Thank you for the support you have provided to our mountain community in recent months . As we all know , the past year has altered the landscape that surrounds us and the lives of so many of our neighbors . It truly has been a time for reflection .
Nearly eight years ago , with the help of many others , my wife Lisa and I founded the Central California Adaptive Sports Center . We were motivated in part by our experiences as volunteers with the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte , Colorado , where we assisted with outdoor special events , lessons , and whatever else was needed . It was impossible to miss the life-changing experiences that were happening right before our eyes !
It has been a privilege to bring a similar vision to life right here at home . We were heartbroken to think of what we might find when we returned from a month-long evacuation . Our organization was very lucky , but the struggle is far from over for this community . We are constantly inspired by our friends and neighbors who have shown a dogged determination to move forward . If we have learned anything from our participants , it is this : progress may come slowly , but it will never come if you give up . We are as proud as we are passionate about being a part of this community and this organization . We hope that you feel the same way .
Wishing you many adventures ! Randy Coffman , CCASC Executive Director

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On the cover : Ray Shaw rock climbing high above Shaver Lake . Ray , a long-time participant at CCASC , is legally blind , having only 2 % of his vision remaining .