STARS in Steamboat Springs: Overcoming Disabilities in Sports

As part of my focus on the remarkable community of Steamboat Springs, I would like to highlight a local organization that has been helping to open the world of outdoor mountain recreation to adaptive and special needs participants since 2006.

Founded by Craig and Andrea Kennedy, Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, helping to empower and enrich the quality of the lives of its participants.  STARS provides one on one instruction, as well as group programming to people of all ages and ability levels.  Its winter programs include adaptive skiing with the use of private instruction and highly specialized adaptive equipment, as well as the Buddy Program, which provides an escort around the ski area for more experienced guests not in need of adaptive instruction or equipment.

STARS also recently expanded its offerings to include adaptive cycling, kayaking, hiking, fishing and water skiing.  Sports camps offered throughout the summer season include STARS Summer Adventure Camp, Camp Achieve, Sunday Stroll Bike Rides, Behind the Boat Water-ski Camp, Rising STARS Camp, Adaptive Bike Rentals and Adaptive Mountain Biking Lessons.  STARS is also a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sportclub.

In addition to its many adaptive sports programs, STARS provides a great opportunity to give back to the community by becoming a volunteer.  For additional information, please contact  See Stars in Facebook here.

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.





Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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