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Wintergreen Adaptive Sports : Mardi Gras 2011

[ 0 ] March 5, 2011 |

Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : The 2011 Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Mardi Gras parade gets a foggy start from the Wintergreen Resort terrace area this past Saturday (3.4.11).

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

Though it started a bit foggy, the 2011 Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Mardi Gras Celebration went off without a hitch. Everyone had lots of fun and our NCL Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura was along for the ride! Thankfully the rain held off and it was nothing more than some mist.

The Mardi Gras Celebration is held for everyone: disabled students, volunteers, friends, families and anyone who wants to support the worthwhile cause with a donation.

Some of the wackiest costumes were on display at WAS's 2011 Mardi Gras.

It is a day and night of costumed foolery, starting on the slopes at Wintergreen in the morning.

The day long event winds up in the evening with the one and only Thrift Store Formal.

They strut their stuff down the mountain with a costume parade followed by gumbo for lunch on the WAS deck.

The afternoon was filled with tubing races and the wildly competitive, utterly silly Synchronized Ski Contest.

In the evening they are dressed to the nines in their choicest thrift store finery.

The special event is in honor of the first student of WAS, Vince Fiore. He was an avid skier, and the fact that he had only one leg did not dampen his enthusiasm for fast skiing!

The funds raised on Saturday are a major source of the money needed to purchase and repair adaptive equipment.

Other funds raised are used for for instructor training and overall administration of the WAS program.

Caption info courtesy of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports on the web at: skiwas.org

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