The NAC’s February event offers athletes and community members insight into the world of professional partnerships
PARK CITY, UTAH (January 24, 2019) – The National Ability Center, a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, announced today that February’s Athlete Lecture Series will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the NAC’s 26-acre ranch in Park City, Utah. Picabo Street, Olympic gold medalist and world champion downhill skier, will speak on the theme of Building and Maintaining Professional Partnerships and Sponsorships.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to mentor up-and-coming athletes on building and maintaining relationships in their career,” said Picabo Street, Olympic Skier. “Having both integrity and professionalism are equally important, and I want to pass on what I have learned so those that come after me can navigate their path with knowledge and finesse.”
Through winning numerous medals and world championships across multiple Olympic games, Street has established herself as a dominant force in the alpine ski and professional athlete sectors. With a storied career, she has absorbed countless valuable lessons and plans to share her tips and mastered knowledge of the industry with National Ability Center’s athletes and those interested in attending from the surrounding community. Street’s experience in the professional sports arena and her desire to help prepare athletes for the business aspects they will face pairs expertly with the NAC’s mission of arming its participants with the tools necessary to achieve their “I CAN” goals.
“The purpose of our athlete lecture series is to provide critical educational components for athletes to be successful in their lives and careers. These skills are meant to work in conjunction with their sport specific training and to assist them in reaching their goals,” said Sara Beaudry-Wiltse, competition program manager at the National Ability Center. “We’re thrilled to have Picabo supporting us and look forward to introducing other sports-industry leaders who can play an instrumental role in helping make their path as positive and purposeful as possible.”
Earlier in January, the NAC hosted two productive iterations of the athlete lecture series, where attendees learned useful meditation and breathing techniques, along with instruction on how to enhance their mental performance. This installment of the lecture series is free to attend and open to the public. The National Ability Center welcomes all those interested in acquiring more about the professional ski world and hearing Street’s impressive journey.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Centerprovides 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 www.discovernac.org.