Annual Michael J. Gray Memorial Ski & Snowboard Race

The Michael Gray Memorial Ski & Snowboard Race offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the opportunity to spend Saturday, March 2, at Windham Mountain in Windham, N.Y. and 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 Michael’s memory and dedication to snow sports, the Gray family started a memorial race in Michael’s honor. The proceeds from the race are donated to the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF), an organization that offers disabled persons the chance to enjoy the sport of skiing/snowboarding as much as Michael did. The day includes a discounted lift ticket, a race and après ski and awards party. All proceeds benefit the Adaptive Sports Foundation.

Since 1984, the Adaptive Sports Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has provided skiing and snowboarding, as well as summer sports, lessons to people with disabilities at Windham Mountain. The foundation started out with approximately 20 volunteer instructors and 30 students. Since that initial season, the foundation has grown and is now serving over 1,500 individuals annually and has over 170 volunteer instructors on its roster. Each year, the ASF teams up with the Wounded Warrior Project and the FDNY to host permanently disabled veterans for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding.

For information or to donate a raffle item, email grays@remembermichael.com or visit remembermichael.com. Raffle tickets may be purchased online. Online auction opens on March 1st.