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DSES – Island Extravaganza

December 3rd, 2009

Our friends at Mammoth are having their annual Island Extravaganza fundraiser the weekend of our next student trip. I hear this is always a good time. If you are interested in checking it out here is all the info…


DSES-Island Extravaganza

Canyon Lodge – December 12, 2009 – 6pm until midnight

Join Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for Island Extravaganza, our largest fundraiser of the year, at Canyon Lodge on December 12, 2009 from 6pm until midnight. This island-themed night of dinner and live music with a raffle and silent auction gives you the chance to party all night long, while supporting Disabled Sports’ nonprofit adaptive programs.

Highlights of this year’s Island Extravaganza include live reggae music by Santa Barbara’s One Two Tree, DJ Shawn Roj and a grand raffle prize of a trip for two to Hawaii!

All proceeds from Island Extravaganza go straight into supporting the rehabilitation of wounded service men and women through the Wounded Warriors program and to providing scholarships for adaptive students. For every $75 we raise, we can give an adaptive ski or snowboard lesson to a student. We need everyone’s help so that we can continue to provide these programs for those who need them most!

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Help Disabled Sports reach our goal of earning $100,000 for adaptive programs while enjoying a night of dinner and live music with raffle and silent auction at Island Extravaganza!

  • Event tickets are $55 each and include dinner, live music, and one raffle ticket.
  • Additional raffle tickets are five for $20 or one for $5 and you don’t need to be present to win.

Purchase Island Extravaganza event and raffle tickets at the Booky Joint and Second Chance Thrift Store in Mammoth or at the Disabled Sports office at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

For more information on Island Extravaganza please call us at 760.934.0791. We hope to see you there!

Fundraising at

November 24th, 2009

     Our fundraising has been a little light in the past few years so now is the time to pick up the pace. Here is a small, easy way to help the group that can add up quickly & consistently. We have had an association with for a few years now & I was just checking out some of their updates. Here is how it works in a nutshell;

     The iGive website works in simple fashion. You can go to the site, sign up with DSUSA-OC as your charity of choice…then start shopping. The partnering online stores actually kickback a percentage of the sales as long as you go through the iGive site. Even if you are simply ‘window shopping’ as long as you are using the Yahoo powered search through the iGive site they give us a penny for every search (please don’t sit there and click away….they have that figured out).

     There are over 700 online stores partnered with iGive, some big players like Best Buy,, DELL, & Staples. They have what they call double days where online retailers will double up on their donations, some of these really add up, like FTD was kicking back 8.4%, online photo sites like Snapfish were offering 25% off holiday photo cards and are kicking back 6.4% to us. Some of these are offering double their percentage coming up on the holidays. As long as you go through the site we get the benefit, so check it out, every little bit helps.

This is a direct link to associate your online shoping with our group.


2009 Instructor Trip is Canceled

November 16th, 2009

We did have some interest in the upcoming Instructor Trip, but alas we are going to have to cancel the event. Due to the limited terrain that is open, we thought it best to postpone our instructor training. We will work our Instructor clinics into the next few trips.

The next trip on the weekend of December 11th-13th will be our first student trip of the season. The general meeting to be held prior to this trip will be held on November the 25th at 7PM.

Think Snow!

Letter From the President

October 14th, 2009

Hello my fellow “Achievers”

I trust all have had a fabulous summer and are completing their conditioning programs for the coming season.  Not so much?  Better get on it if you want to keep up with Mark and El Presidente on the upper slopes.

Our annual awards banquet was held June 6th at the Taleo Grill in Irvine.  If you missed it you missed a great meal and a fun time.  Congratulations to the following award winners:  Mike Watts (Member of the year), Greg White (Instructor of the year, Most ski a thon pledges obtained, Fastest instructor ski a thon run, Worst dog injury of the year, Late to lunch award, Most awards award), Nahu G. (Student of the year), Christine Ton & Kaitlyn Ton (Rookie intructors of the year), Jennifer Frame (Rookie student of the year), Isaiah Thompson (Dr. Bob most inspirational award, fastest student ski a thon run assisted), Phong Le (Most ski a thon money raised), Al Walker (Most ski a thon runs), Scott McCall (Most ski a thon runs, fastest student ski a thon run unassisted).  Everyone in our group is an award winner in my book.  Thanks to all for your time, effort and passion towards making this past year a great success.

A brief note on some issues from this years’ summit meeting where policy, calendar and budget issues are adopted:  1) due to lackluster fund raising year, (blame the economy and a poor student effort), we will no longer be able to fund lodging for returning students.  Returning students will be required to pay for their lodging on each trip.  If funding should improve in the future, we would reconsider paying for lodging for returning students.  We will still pay for a new student and one guardian on their first trip only.  2) instructors will no longer be awarded free lodging on the sixth trip.  We are always interested in new or alternative lodging options.  If you have any info or connections, please contact any board member.  We are also seeking new board members.  Our current board consists of mostly long standing members who would gladly yield to “new blood.”  The time commitment is not that great and the group benefits everyone.  If you have not previously served, or previously served and just miss the action, step up and take your turn.  Call me with any questions.

That’s all for now.  Is this a great group or what?



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