Paralympic Experience Event Coming to Waunakee, WI on Sunday, August 17

Central Cross Country Ski Association and U.S. Paralympics to Host Paralympic Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    CONTACT: Yuriy Gusev
August 7, 2013                                                          (608) 385-8864
yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org

Screen shot 2013-08-08 at 10.04.21 AMMadison, WI – Central Cross Country Ski Association, announced today that it will be hosting a Paralympic Experience in conjunction with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at BP Convenience Store & Gas Station, 404 W Main St., Waunakee, WI.

“We are very excited to host Paralympic Experience event in partnership with Meffert Oil Company Customer Appreciation event which will showcase different adaptive sports and activities. Event attendees will have an opportunity to meet and marvel at demos with two-time Paralympic Gold medalist Jeff Pagels, two-time U.S. Paralympian Augusto (Goose) Perez and Paralympic hopeful John Oman as Goose and John get ready for the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi this coming winter,” commented Yuriy Gusev, Central Cross Country Ski Association Executive Director.

This event will introduce individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments, including youth, adults and military veterans, to Paralympic sports.  In addition to hands-on participation in Nordic skiing, biathlon, curling and hockey the individuals will interact with Paralympic athletes and coaches. The event also welcomes parents, teachers, program leaders and rehabilitation specialists.

“The Paralympic Experience program encourages physical fitness and overall well-being in individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments, and we are thrilled to be working with Central Cross Country Ski Association on this initiative,” said Charlie Huebner, USOC Chief of Paralympics.  “Research shows that individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments who participate in physical activity are healthier, more successful in school and at their jobs, and have an enhanced quality of life.”

Paralympic Experiences are being held in communities throughout the country. For more information on the event please visit www.cxcskiing.org r call (608) 385-8864. Participation in the Paralympic Experience is free.

About Central Cross Country Ski Association:
Central Cross Country Ski Association is the Regional Governing Body for the sport of cross country skiing in the Central Region of United States. Association is a 2,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of cross country skiing by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, sport specific programs, events and education. www.cxcskiing.org

About U.S. Paralympics:
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Web site at www.usparalympics.org.

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BP Convenience Store & Gas Station
404 W Main St., Waunakee, WI
Sat., Aug 17, 10am – 2pm

Join us to help celebrate Paralympic sports in Waunakee, WI.
Meet and marvel at demos with two-time Paralympic Gold medalist Jeff Pagels, two-time U.S. Paralympian Augusto Goose Perez and Paralympic hopeful John Oman as Goose and John get ready for the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi this coming winter.

Free fun for all ages and abilities, including:
– Real biathlon and sit-ski expirience,
– Hockey and curling demo on synthetic ice,
– Athlete autograph sessions,
– Food/beverage from Dunkin’ Donuts,
– and much, much more!

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