The Snow Sports Foundation can only fulfil its goal to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly young people, with your help. The money we raise means that more people with additional needs and disabilities can have access to the fun, fitness and fulfilment snow sports offer. This is not just about people enjoying a new sport; it’s much more than that. This is about improving people’s confidence, self-esteem and communication through conquering a new challenge. These are skills that people can take with them and use throughout their lives.
Whatever you do, your support will make a real difference to the lives of people with additional needs. Here are just some of the benefits that snow sports can provide:
- The recognised improvement of people’s social skills, such as concentration, fitness levels, listening, motivation, motor skills, self-confidence, social interaction and their ability to communicate.
- The promotion of social inclusion for people with additional needs as, in most scenarios, they find it difficult to mix easily with others.
- The education to families, as well as local and international communities, to fight the stigma associated with additional needs and disabilities.
- The link with education and snow sports, resulting in increased social skills within a school environment.