Adaptive Sports Center Received a Big Donation for the Holidays
(Crested Butte, CO)- The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC), a leading national nonprofit providing life enhancing therapeutic outdoor recreation to people with disabilities received a large donation of Tempur-Pedic® mattresses for the holidays. The donation was received through a partnership with the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) and Good360. In-kind goods and products are primarily made available to UBCF through Good360, a nonprofit and global leader in product philanthropy based out of Alexandria, VA, that has appointed UBCF as an official Community Redistribution Partner for the thoughtful and purposeful distribution of in-kind donations to support other nonprofits, including the Adaptive Sports Center.
The Adaptive Sports Center received 45 mattresses in total to be used in its three facilities and distributed to clients in need. Six of the mattresses are being used in the Adaptive Sports Center’s intern housing. The interns are reporting their best and most comfortable sleep in years, which is helping with their positive attitude and ability to assist with skiing and snowboarding lessons for up to 8 hours a day. Twelve of the mattresses replaced aging mattresses in the ASC’s Gothic Lodge, which houses up to sixteen clients during their participation with the ASC. Visiting groups staying at the Lodge include veterans, teenage burn survivors, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Kennedy Krieger Institute and Craig Hospital bring groups of people with spinal cord injuries. Tempur-Pedic® mattresses are made of dense foam and when combined with CBD making them ideal for people with disabilities because they reduce pressure points and can therefore reduce chronic pain.
The remaining mattresses will be installed in the ASC’s brand new Kelsey Wright Building slated to open in June 2019. The new 25,000 square foot facility will be one-of-a-kind in the nation for adaptive outdoor recreation and will include an entire floor of client housing. Over time the facility will enable the Adaptive Sports Center to double the number of people it serves and the housing is a critical component to the therapeutic impact of its programs.
Both organizations are grateful for the in-kind donation of mattresses from the United Breast Cancer Foundation and Good360. The donation will not only save thousands of dollars, but will also improve the client experience. When clients are feeling well they are able to participate more effectively in programs with Six Points and the Adaptive Sports Center.
The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.
As the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, Good360’s mission is to transform lives by working with socially responsible companies to source highly needed goods and distribute them through a diverse network of nonprofits that support people in need. Good360 has distributed more than $9 billion in goods and works with more than 400 companies.
The United Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nation-wide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. Those in need of breast health services may visit ubcf.org or call toll-free, 877-822-4287. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donations as well. Contributions may be mailed to UBCF, P.O. Box 2421, Huntington, NY 11743, or donate through the Combined Federal Campaign, #77934.
Six Points Evaluation and Training, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization (under IRS Code 501(c)3) serving developmentally disabled adults in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties. Six Points provides a variety of services based on each individual client’s needs as a subcontractor of Community Options, Inc. of Montrose, CO. Community Options is a licensed community centered board which provides case management, eligibility determination, waiting list management and other resources for the developmentally disabled. Adults in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties may qualify for Six Points’ services if they meet State Eligibility Requirements, which state that an individual’s disability must constitute a substantial handicap attributable to mental retardation or related condition originating prior to the age of 21.