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The NSCD Announces New Chief Executive Officer

April 1, 2017

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) has announced that Kim Easton will be joining the company as Chief Executive Officer. Easton brings more than 18 years of demonstrated achievement contributing to successful development and growth of statewide and national, multi-sited organizations.


Denver Loves the Winter Park Express 

February 14, 2017

Amtrak and Winter Park Resort officials report ticket sales for the first half of the “ski train” season have exceeded 15,000 passengers for the new Amtrak Winter Park Express presented by CenturyLink.


New Belgium Brewing’s Citradelic Live Event at Winter Park to Raise Money for The National Sports Center for the Disabled 

January 20, 2017

It’s going to be quite the birthday bash! In honor of Mary Jane’s birthday weekend, New Belgium is hosting Citradelic Live, a concert experience with Smallpools to benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). The event takes place on Friday, January 27, in front of West Portal. Tickets cost just $10, with 50 percent of proceeds going to the NSCD and 100 percent of silent auction proceeds benefiting the organization. Auction items will include custom Meier Skis, a Simms snowboard package, and schwag from New Belgium and Winter Park Resort. Mary Jane is one of the ski industry’s most iconic areas, known for its exhilarating moguls and tree-skiing.


Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Honors Miller, Simpson, Coburn, MacIntyre & Rondeau

January 10, 2017

At a meeting on Tuesday, the Selection Committee of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame named Miller the Male Athlete of the Year for 2016 and Simpson and Coburn the co-Female Athletes of the Year. MacIntyre, the near-unanimous national college football coach of the year who led CU to its first winning record in more than a decade, was selected King of the Hill. The Selection Committee also picked Colorado collegiate standouts Justin Dvorak (Colorado School of Mines football) and Ellen Nystrom (Colorado State basketball), along with high school honorees Dylan McCaffrey (Valor Christian football) and Brie Oakley (Grandview runner) as athletes of the year. Joy Rondeau (Nordic skier from Granby) is the recipient of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s 2016 Athlete with Disabilities Award.


National Sports Center for the Disabled Hosts 15th Consecutive Hal O’ Leary Golf Classic presented by RE/MAX

July 7, 2016

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host their 15th consecutive Hal O’ Leary Golf Classic presented by RE/MAX on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the exclusive Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colo.


The National Sports Center for the Disabled Receives The North Face 2016 Explore Fund Grant

June 30, 2016

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is proud to announce The North Face awarded a 2016 Explore Fund grant for their 2016 outdoor rock climbing program. The NSCD’s rock climbing program provides the opportunity for people with all types of disabilities to get outside and experience the sport of rock climbing.


Local National Sports Center for the Disabled Athlete Named to the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Development Team

June 15, 2016

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) announced today that one of their distinguished athletes, Joy Rondeau, has been named to the 2016-17 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Development Team. Rondeau, who is a Colorado native from Granby, has been training with the NSCD competitive Nordic/Biathlon program for nearly two years under the direction of Shawn School and Mark Birdseye on a year-round basis.


Strange Craft and Living the Dream breweries create charitable IPA Throw Down to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week- March 19 – 30, 2016

March 16, 2016

Living the Dream Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company are donating $1 to the NSCD for every pint of their chosen IPA that is sold at their tap rooms during Colorado Beer Week, March 19th to the 30th, in a new competition: the IPA Throw Down.


The NSCD Celebrates its 41st Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup At Winter Park Resort

February 26-28, 2016

The NSCD will host the 41st Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 26-28 at Winter Park Resort.  This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with disabilities.


The NSCD to host 4th Annual Paralympic Experience for Military Veterans with Disabilities at Snow Mountain Ranch- YMCA of the Rockies

February 2, 2016

The NSCD will host more than 50 Colorado veteran recreational athletes from the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System at Metro State University at the 4th Annual NSCD Paralympic Experience for Veterans.  The event is funded by the Veteran Affairs through a grant.


Over 450 Kaiser Permanente Employees to Volunteer Statewide in Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day- locally supporting NSCD’s Field Day

Jan. 18, 2016

For the 12th Consecutive year, more than 450 Kaiser Permanente Colorado physicians and staff are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by rolling up their sleeves in remembrance of Dr. King’s commitment to community service.


NSCD to Host the 28th Annual Winter Park Open Dec. 16 – 19, 2015

Dec. 15,  2015

The NSCD will host the 28th Annual Winter Park Open Dec. 16 – 19 at Winter Park Resort. More than 50 adaptive athletes from around the world will compete in this event to earn points to qualify for their respective Paralympic teams.


NSCD’s Hal O’Leary Recipient of the 2015 Mayor’s Diversity Award

Oct. 1, 2015

The NSCD is pleased to announce that Hal O’Leary, founder of the NSCD, will be awarded the 2015 Mayor’s Diversity Award in the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities category. The awards ceremony took place on Oct. 1 at the Holiday Event Center. Ten honorees were recognized as community champions of equality and justice.


NSCD Raises Nearly $500,000 at Annual Hal O’Leary Golf Classic

Aug. 13, 2015

The NSCD is pleased to announce that its annual Hal O’Leary Golf Classic raised $472,000 this year. Sports Authority—one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico—was the title sponsor, and RE/MAX was the presenting sponsor.


NSCD Anthem Inc. Regatta

Aug. 4, 2015

The NSCD and Anthem Inc. are pleased to announce a unified regatta on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 15, 2015, to commemorate the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act 25 years ago.


The NSCD’s Therapeutic Horse Riding Center Call for Volunteers

June 30, 2015

Each Summer the NSCD’s therapeutic horse center at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch provides hundreds of therapeutic horse riding lessons in Western, English or teaches adaptive riding skills.


The NSCD Celebrates its 40th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup at Winter Park Resort

January 27, 2015

The NSCD will host the 40th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 20 – 22 at Winter Park Resort.


The NSCD Names Beth Fox Education and Outreach Director

January 7, 2015

The NSCD is pleased to announce that Beth Fox has been named education and outreach director. Previously Fox served as the organization’s operations director. Her new role includes developing education and outreach programs for the NSCD with associations, institutions and groups in the U.S. and around the world.


The Brown Palace Hotel’s 2014 Champagne Cascade to feature elegant and festive holiday décor and to benefit NSCD’s veterans program

November 11, 2014

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa will host its 27th annual Champagne Cascade on Sunday, November 23rd at noon, when a master swordsman will use a Napoleonic saber to sever the bottle necks of Moet & Chandon Champagne bottles that will be poured into the uppermost glass of a two-story, 6,000-glass pyramid, overflowing to the glasses below.


Inaugural Dean Singleton Legacy Grant Awarded to NSCD

October 16, 2014

The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises and distributes funding focused on arts and culture, education and literacy, children and youth, and human services throughout Colorado, awarded its inaugural $50,000 Dean Singleton Legacy Grant to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) today.


Sports Authority Partners with The NSCD

October 7, 2014

Sports Authority, one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, today announced a partnership with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.


The Denver Broncos Back to Football 7K Raises $27,000 for the NSCD

September 15, 2014

The NSCD is pleased to announce the Denver Broncos Back to Football 7K raised nearly $27,000 for the NSCD.


The NSCD Adds Cody Galloway as its Special Events Supervisor

September 10, 2014

The NSCD is pleased to announce that Cody Galloway has joined the team as their special events supervisor. Galloway will be involved in all aspects of planning and executing the NSCD’s special events throughout the year.


The NSCD Raised Nearly $200,000 at Annual Hal O’Leary Golf Classic

September 4, 2014

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is pleased to announce they raised nearly $200,000 at their annual Hal O’Leary Golf Classic held at the Sanctuary Golf Course last week.


The NSCD Raises $22,000 at this Year’s Corks & Forks Event

August 19, 2014

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is pleased to announce their 8th Annual Corks & Forks event, held last week at the Denver Botanic Gardens, reached record breaking numbers raising $22,000, and more than 500 guests attended.


Denver Broncos Announce Back to Football 7K on Aug. 31

July 17, 2014

The Denver Broncos, BKB, Ltd. and Hallucination Sports along with title sponsor Sports Authority on Wednesday announced the Back to Football timed 7K for Broncos fans, running enthusiasts and everyone in between.


The NSCD Celebrates the Success of its Winter Paralympic Athletes

March 25, 2014

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) announced today that 12 of its 34 athletes who traveled to compete in the Winter Paralympic games in Sochi brought home 15 medals in their perspective sport. The medalist include: Kelly Gallagher; Alana Nichols; Jade Etherington; Oksana Masters; Tatyana McFadden; Jade Etherington; Corey Peters; Michael Shea; Danelle Umstead; Jessica Gallagher; Keith Gable; and Allison Jones.


The 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup at Winter Park Resort Gives Sneak Peek to U.S. Winter Paralympic Athletes

January 22, 2014

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 39th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 21 – 23 at Winter Park Resort.