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coaches, in order to raise money for the MaineGeneral Hospital Harold Alfond Cancer Research Center. With much planning by Colby football players Pat Harper Danny Maddox and Zach Padula no longer will this tradition be just a battle on the gridiron between grade years, but now it will also be a fight against cancer.
Fifteen Colby skiers spent Sunday, Jan. 8 atSugarloafworking with trainers forMaine Adaptive Sports and Recreation(formerly Maine Handicapped Skiing), learning how to guide skiers who are amputees, are in wheelchairs, or have extreme stability issues. And the ability of Colby's skiers, said Sugarloaf Program Coordinator Toby Burdet, made them fast learners.
Colby's skiers spent some of their time in the role of the adaptive skier, learning what it feels like to ski with handheld outriggers or sitting down. They also took the role of guide, including being tethered behind sit skiers to provide speed control and stability.
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"They were able to do things right off the bat that a lot of recreational level skiers would not be able to do just having that extreme level of comfort on skis is huge," he said. "That's very rare to see the first day out, and certainly I've never seen it consistently across a group of people like that."
Nelson was third on the Mules last year in earned run average.
While a Powder Puff game between Junior and Senior females has been a tradition at Colby, the football team expanded the event to include Freshman and Sophomore teams, and sold t shirts for game day to the players and Nike Mag Boots Price
Head coach Danny Noyes '02 called it "an incredible experience for our students, as well as an opportunity to lend perspective to challenges disabled athletes face in the winter in Maine." He looks forward to team members putting these new skills to use. a really nice way for us to give back and to become involved, he said.
The event was an absolute success! Colby students wore the t shirts to the game,and the all male Colby a cappella group sang the National Anthem. Colby Professor and Breast Cancer Survivor, Phyllis Mannochi, dropped the first puck and the Colby Mule even made a surprise appearance on ice!
Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, which serves 400 participants with 400 volunteers, is the largest year round adaptive recreation program in Maine for adults and children with physical disabilities. (Article by Ruth Jacobs Colby College News)
The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) commends Harper, Maddox, Padula, and the rest of the football team for putting this together. It was an awesome community event that was fun for players and fans alike, and it was a fundraising success!
SAAC members Spike Smigelski, Colby Men Hockey, and Chris Barrand, Colby Men Lacrosse, came up with the brilliant idea of creating a breast cancer fundraiser that would be centered around the most attended game of the year Colby vs Bowdoin hockey game. On December 2, 2011, these two teams met in a Off Against Breast Cancer event. SAAC members sold the t shirts all week long before the event and helped put together the event. The shirts were worn to the event and approximately 60% of the proceeds from shirt sales were donated to the cause. At the game, Barrand organized and ran a 50/50 raffle, Spike idea helped raise at least $3,000 for the Save the Ta tas Foundation the Drags for Ta Tas slogan on the back of the shirt. In addition, Barrand set up on an online website for donations and contacted the greater Colby athletic community to request donations for the fundraiser.
Nelson, who is back for the baseball season, is a math major at Colby and made use of that knowledge in Africa as a math instructor. He and the other interns spent one week teaching in a rural village with no electricity of modern conveniences.
Colby College junior baseball player and SAAC member Mark Nelson (Walpole, Mass.) worked as an intern teacher in Malawi, Africa during Colby JanPlan semester. While there, he also got the opportunity to teach baseball to the locals.
Members of Colby's alpine ski team have turned their agility on skis into an opportunity to help others.
In the afternoons after teaching, the interns could do something of their own planning with the children. Nelson took it upon himself to teach baseball and Nike Foamposite Safari
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