Posts Tagged ‘Students’

2010-11 Season Schedule

October 11th, 2010

The season schedule has been approved by Mammoth for this year, we are ready to go. You can print out the season schedule by clicking on the link below look at the calender by clicking on it in the ribbon above.

The tripform has changed a little this year, instead of have specific forms for each trip. This year we have one form with a choice of which trip you would like to attend, just remember to check off which trip you want.

Links to these will always be available in the ‘Forms & Info’ section to the right.

 

Printable Season Schedule

Printable Trip Form

DSUSA-OC 2010 Kickoff Picnic

August 24th, 2010

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Hello Achievers,

Our annual summer picnic is just around the corner! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 18th @ 12pm.    We’re in for a special treat this year as Pat Moynihan has offered to host this year’s picnic as well as graciously supply delicious Australian tri-tip and barbeque chicken.  Furthermore, the meat will be prepared by one of Orange County’s top chefs.  So bring a hearty appetite as there will be plenty of meat to go around.  We would appreciate if you could bring a side dish, salad, dessert or drinks to share.  There is a community pool so be sure to bring your swim suits too!

Location: 3754 Hamilton Street, Irvine CA 92614

Directions: Take 405 freeway, exit Culver Blvd; go North.  Make a quick left turn at San Leandro, left at Paseo Westpark, and the park will be at the end of the street.  You can park in the street or parking lot.

If you don’t know already, Editor Tom Stanton has stepped down as Publicity Chair.  He has been in this position for a long time, and has done such a GREAT job !!  It will be tough to fill his shoes; but fear not, he said he’ll still be around to help with the new http://theachievers.org/ website. 

Our first initiative this year is to increase communications, so we’ve decided to try using Facebook to assist with this.  We’ve setup a “members only” group site through Facebook; hopefully most of you are members, and if you’re not, it’s FREE to sign-up.    The group site will allow us to share pictures, setup automatic invites to important events, and bring up discussion on various topics.  I hope everyone takes the time to join, click here to request to be added http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=115237338527024&ref=ts .  I’ve already uploaded some great pictures from the 2010 Banquet. 

See you there !!

Phong Le

Publicity Chair

2010 Paralympic Winter Games

March 13th, 2010

The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games start up this weekend following the conclusion of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The opening ceremonies were on Friday evening. Checking the schedule there doesn’t seem to be any live coverage. NBC had a 1 hr special on the opening ceremonies & they will have a 2hr highlights program on April 10th 12-2 PM …until then here are a few links;

 

Schedule & Results:  http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/schedule—results/

Video Clips:  http://www.universalsports.com/paralympics/video/index.html

Pictures:  http://www.universalsports.com/paralympics/photos/index.html

US Team Site:  http://usparalympics.org/?cmpid=2&keyword=2010+Paralympic

Fundraising

February 18th, 2010

 

Dear Friends and Supporters:

Have you ever noticed a disabled person and thought how lucky you are to be able to walk, think, see and hear, without giving it a second thought?  Have you ever counted your blessings because you’re able to live a “normal” life?  When you think of the everyday challenges disabled individuals face, it is inspiring just to see how bravely they manage their day-to-day lives.  Now, imagine this same individual skiing down Mammoth Mountain!  Incredible? You bet!  Impossible?  No way!  It happens every month through Disabled Sports USA of Orange County.

Our organization, DSUSA-OC, provides this opportunity for disabled children and adults.  The heart of this program is to teach disabled individuals how to ski in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.  Through this sport, however, a much bigger lesson is being learned by all involved — self-esteem and confidence.  The freedom of skiing and the success of learning a new skill bring to life the guiding philosophy of our group:

“If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything!”

 

DSUSA-OC is a labor of love that exists because of the generosity of volunteer instructors, parents, students, and doctors who donate their time and energy to making this group a reality.  Mammoth Mountain also endorses us by generously donating lift tickets for students and instructors.

Because of the high medical costs associated with having a disability, many of our students would not be able to afford to participate if we charged for the instruction or equipment.  Unlike other groups, we provide these free-of-charge.  However, specialized equipment designed for disabled individuals is very expensive and costly to maintain.  That is why we need your help!

We are a solely self-supporting, non-profit organization.  We have no paid staff and receive no support from the government.  The funds to keep this program alive are raised through private/corporate donations, and annual events that we host through out the year.

Please find a place in your heart to assist so that these disabled individuals can experience a new sense of freedom, accomplishment and success that they may have never felt before!  If you want to know more, please ask a student or volunteer what this group means to him or her.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

To donate, please contact our Fundraising Chair, John at dsoc.trips@gmail.com

DSUSA-OC
P.O. Box 10502
Fullerton, CA  92838

What did you do on your Summer Vacation?

November 28th, 2009

John Ledbetter sent over these pictures of himself & Gordon Chan from a fishing trip they had over the summer. Now you know what they look like without being all bundled up in ski gear.

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