Ski, snowboard race honors late instructor, helps disabled

For a 14th year, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will have the opportunity to take part in the Michael J. Gray Memorial Ski & Snowboard Race.

The race will take place at Windham Mountain in Windham, N.Y., on Saturday, March 1.

Wiltonian Michael J. Gray Jr. was a snowboard instructor at Windham Mountain Snow Sports School who was tragically killed in a car accident.

To honor Mr. Gray’s memory and dedication to snow sports, his family started the annual memorial race.

Proceeds from the race are donated to the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF), a nonprofit organization that offers disabled individuals the ability to enjoy outdoor physical activities like skiing and snowboarding.

The Michael J. Gray Memorial Race day will include a discounted lift ticket, a fun race and a great après ski and awards party.

The Gray family will be hosting the Morales family of Trumbull for the weekend. Jose Morales, a father of three young children, was paralyzed this summer in a ladder accident.

Kevin Gray will instruct Mr. Morales for his first lesson on a mono-ski.

Mr. Morales’ wife, Monica, is a preschool teacher at Wilton Building Blocks Early Learning Center.

To donate to the Morales family or to ASF, email grays@remembermichael.com, or visit remembermichael.com.