The Michael Gray Memorial Ski & Snowboard Race offers all types of skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to spend a day at Windham Mountain in New York on Saturday, March 3, to support the Adaptive Sports Foundation.
Michael J. Gray, Jr., of Wilton, was a snowboard instructor with the Windham Mountain Snow Sports School when he was tragically killed in a car accident. To honor his memory and dedication to snow sports, the Gray family started a memorial race in his honor. The proceeds from the race are donated to the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF), an organization that offers a disabled person the ability to enjoy the sport of skiing/snowboarding. The day includes a discounted lift ticket, a fun race, and an après ski and awards party.
The Gray family is once again hosting the Morales family of Trumbull. Jose, a father of three was left paralyzed from the waist down in a ladder accident. He is in his third season at Windham Mountain on a monoski.
The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides skiing and snowboarding, as well as summer sports, lessons to people with disabilities at Windham Mountain in Windham, N.Y.
Because of funds raised through the Michael Gray Memorial Race, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has been able to assist those men and women of the armed forces who have been severely injured in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts around the world. Again this year, ASF sponsored an all-expense-paid weekend for more than 100 veterans and family members.