National Ability Center Hosts Annual Leadership Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Opening of New Pat Moran Family Foundation Equestrian Center

As part of a multi-phase construction plan, expanded  facilities open for use at world-class outdoor adaptive recreation center providing increased programming for people of all abilities


Park City, Utah (Oct. 23, 2019) The National Ability Center (NAC), a leading organization dedicated to empowering individuals of differing abilities, revealed its first completed building and shared updates on the next construction phase and expansion for the Recreation Center with its leadership team and Board of Directors on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 22. Executives from the organization shared details about other facilities that have upgrades and renovations in the works including the Mountain Center, Campground, Camps and Community Building and Discovery Loop. 


“After nearly two years in the making, the first phase of our renovation project is completed and we could not be more excited to share our new and improved facilities with the community,” said Kevin Stickelman, CEO of the National Ability Center. “The expansion of facilities allows us to provide first-class adaptive programming for people of all abilities throughout the Utah region and beyond. Through the generous support from our community, our current capital campaign contributes to the advancement of our mission through projects like the Discovery Loop and Equestrian Center.” 


Significant progress has been made with multiple components of the expansion project since construction began in 2018. The Equestrian Center is completed and open to programming from the indoor arena and meeting spaces, and staff offices are occupied. Currently under construction, the Recreation Center is set to be completed in Spring 2020, having broke ground in May 2019. The updated Mountain Center project is awaiting final approval for permits and easements, but is scheduled to break ground in Spring 2020. The Discovery Loop, funded by nearly 1,200 community donations, is nearing its construction date and is estimated to be completed by summer 2020. 


“We are so grateful for this project’s many supporters and donors including The Pat Moran Family Foundation who made this vision a reality,” said Carey Cusimano, Development Director at the National Ability Center. “As we open our doors to the community, this expanded facility’s impact on participants in our adaptive equestrian, recreation, adventure and educational programs is already becoming tangible!”


The intimate leadership celebration entailed local appetizers, drinks, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the expanded Equestrian Center and information about the current state and rapid-adoption of the organization’s services and offerings expected over the next several years. To learn more about the “I Can” campaign or see the progress of the NAC building renovations, visit For additional information about the National Ability Center, visit



About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and Splore outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in Park City, UT for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit

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