With a countdown to reach 1,500 donors, the NAC is engaging the local community to support the building of the “Discovery Loop”
PARK CITY, UTAH (May 7, 2019) –The National Ability Center launched the final phase of its “I Can” Capital Campaign today. It is enlisting the help of the local community and beyond to reach the finish line of the multi-year Capital Campaign to expand facilities at the NAC. Interested donors are able to contribute towards building the Discovery Loop, a packed dirt trail encircling the National Ability Center’s Round Valley campus, which allows adaptive cyclists to safely try equipment and acquire new skills. The Discovery Loop will be open to the Park City Community as well as National Ability Center participants.
“Every gift truly matters and we are excited to involve our dedicated community to help us cross the finish line with funding towards the Discovery Loop,” said Kevin Stickelman, CEO of the National Ability Center. “We have strategic plans to improve the activities and programs for families and participants and the funds raised make these enhancements and projects become a reality. After growing exponentially since our start in 1987, this ‘I Can’ Capital Campaign is necessary for us to achieve increased capacity requests and better promote NAC’s national and global reach.”
Funds raised to date have allowed us to move the outdoor arena to the northeast corner of the Ranch. In fall 2018, the NAC broke ground on the Equestrian Center Expansion which will feature a new mounting ramp for the indoor riding arena, a therapy room, family respite space, multi-purpose meeting and training space, offices and restrooms. The expansion is slated for completion late summer 2019. In May 2019, the new Recreation Center Building is scheduled to break ground in the center of the campus. The building will provide indoor space for activities year round with, a full-size multi-use sports court and indoor bouldering wall.
“The National Ability Center provides programming for more than 7,200 individuals,” said Brad Petersen, President of the NAC Board of Directors. “Our goal is to gain support from 1,500 donors in the local community and beyond to fund this critical project that will not only benefit NAC participants but the broader community and visitors who enjoy the trail system. It’s not about the level of giving but involving the community in this impactful project.”
While any donation amount is welcomed, this final chapter of the campaign encompasses several streamlined contribution levels that result in a direct and noticeable outcome.
- $25 builds one foot of the new Discovery Loop
- $125 builds five feet of the new Discovery Loop
- $500 covers the cost of a bike rack
- $1000 covers the cost of a rocking chair
- $2500 covers the cost of a bench
The campaign is currently slated to run through the end of summer 2019. To donate and join the “I Can” campaign countdown, visit discovernac.org/ican or email Carey Cusimano at [email protected]. For more information on programs and camps, visit discovernac.org.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in Park City, Utah 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 discovernac.org.