Posted by: PPHR | March 16, 2010

Whistler Adaptive Sports House – Local pub offers space to create a Paralympic House for athletes, volunteers, and supporters

The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games are well underway and the doors to the Whistler Adaptive Sports House are open.

Make sure you head to Whistler’s favourite Irish pub, the Dubh Linn Gate, located in the Pan Pacific Mountainside, to check out the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP) House during the Paralympic Games, open through March 21.

“We are so excited about the creation of Whistler Adaptive Sports House,” said Chelsey Walker, Whistler Adaptive Sports Program Executive Director. “The Dubh Linn Gate has stepped up to not only create a fun Games-time “House” for our athletes, volunteers and supporters to gather, they have pledged to raise much needed funds and help create a major legacy for individuals with a disability in Whistler.”

During the Paralympic Winter Games, the house will also raise money to help fund the creation of the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre, a new facility on Whistler Mountain designed to store adaptive ski and snowboard gear.

As well as provide a home for WASP during the Paralympics, the Dubh Linn Gate and Pan Pacific have raised $2,300 for WASP programs. All of the proceeds collected through the fundraising efforts during the Paralympic Games will be directed to the creation of the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre.

“We are most pleased and honoured to be in partnership with Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and to have a role in debuting the Whistler Adaptive Sports House for the Paralympic Games,” commented Chris Marshall, Dubh Linn Gate Manager.

“We are working hard to encourage our guests to take part in this momentous occasion as we raise funds to help support the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre.

For more info please visit whistleradaptive.com.

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