SPECIAL OLYMPICS GREAT BRITAIN NATIONAL ALPINE SKIING COMPETITION
Dumfries & Galloway Disability Sport have entered a team from Dumfries & Galloway to take part in the 2020 Special Olympics GB National Alpine Skiing Championships taking place in Crans Montana, Switzerland from 1st – 8th February 2020.
The team of 4 skiers accompanied by 3 coaches will compete at these National Games for the first time in a Special Olympics Winter Games. The athletes have been training hard on the dry ski slope in Carlisle, having only started skiing earlier this year. The progress of our group has been significant in a short time with them competing in their first competition in June and they are now ready to take the next step and compete in the slalom and giant slalom events at the GB championships in Switzerland next year.
The total cost of taking the D&G team to this event is £10,000 which will include their accommodation, food, flight and travel costs, ski wear and other team costs. Team members are contributing towards some of the costs, however there will be a shortfall in funding to take the team and the support staff/sports coaches to the event and our group are currently fundraising and seeking sponsorship, grants and donations.
The boys and their families would be hugely grateful for any donation you can spare, that will enable the team to accomplish their dreams and ski in Switzerland.
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Skiers Left to Right: Sam Pattinson (Annan), Hayden Keir (Annan), Lennon Hughes (New Abbey) and Ryan Powell (Dalbeattie).