E.D.spiration

Cycling Clinic Lead by Ed Such a wonderful couple of days working with UW grad students at our Adaptive Cycling Center. We held 4 clinics lead by Executive Director Ed Bronsdon and were able to connect with roughly 60 aspiring teachers. Together we explored the wide world of adaptive equipment and the ins and outs of better serving our community. Thank you to Lori Dunn,…

The Adaptive Cycling Center is back open for business!

As some of you may know, our Adaptive Cycling Center (ACC) provides free adaptive cycle rentals for people of all abilities thanks to our partnership with SDOT. We are so happy to have this program back after a brief hold last year due to Covid. The ACC is back and booming since our reopening May 1st. We are thrilled to be featured on the Seattle…

Volunteer Spotlight: May

Meet Elise Sivilay! This is Elise’s second year volunteering with Outdoors for All as an instructor up at our Stevens Pass program. Elise loves to teach and help participants reach their goals while embracing who they are.When asked why Elise likes volunteering she responded “it is inspiring when you connect with the person you are helping – someone who is willing to learn and put…

E.D.spiration – Disrupted times, we’re all in this together

For the past 25 years it has been the professional honor of my life to lead the Outdoors for All Foundation as its executive director. During that time, our organization has been faced with our share of challenges. Running a nonprofit during the Great Recession…the “winter” of 2005 when effectively there was no snow in the Pacific Northwest until March…and now? Well, now we’re all…

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike and Carson Vache

Mike and Carson Vache have been selected as this month’s Volunteer Spotlight for their unparalleled dedication and advocacy to Outdoors for All and our Friday Night ski program. It all started with Mike’s oldest son Conor catching rides up with our very own Jim Prostka over six years ago to volunteer on Friday nights, once Carson became old enough to volunteer he, Conor, and their…

Volunteer Spotlight: McKenzie Bannister

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! McKenzie (pictured left) volunteered for our summer outdoor rock climbing series and kayaking series. In both programs she was personable and supportive and helped participants reach new heights (literally!). “McKenzie…

Volunteer Spotlight: Glenn Chapin

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Glenn Chapin (pictured left) volunteers with our Saturday alpine programs at Stevens Pass. Thank you Glenn for your dedication to our program and participants! “Glenn’s unwavering attitude and flexibility within…

SUCCESS STORY: Miles of Smiles for Sofi

At Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park, individuals with disabilities can be fitted for and rent different types of adaptive cycles to try and ride around the park for an hour, a day, or rent a cycle for a week. Sofi and her mom, Tracey, stopped into the Adaptive Cycling Center almost every week during the summer of 2018 trying out different…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kay Ishii

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Kay Ishii (pictured right) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All for over 20 years and is the Lead Volunteer for our Nordic Touring Programs. Thank you Kay for your…