SUCCESS STORY: The Athlete, Agatha

“Outdoors For All has done far more than just helping Agatha learn to ski, it has given us the opportunity to experience things as a family that we didn’t think possible. Outdoors For All has given Agatha the confidence to know that disability does not mean inability.” Samantha Holloway | Mother of Agatha, Outdoors for All Participant Agatha has been trying to participate with Outdoors…

Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Arminger

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! Phil Arminger (pictured right) has been a constant presence in our Nordic Programs for many years. Thank you Phil for your tireless commitment to make our Nordic Programs the best…

Volunteer Spotlight: Walter Voll

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! Walter Voll (pictured left) is spotlighted from our Stevens Sunday Program. Thank you Walter for your amazing impact!! “Walter has been with Outdoors for All for a number of years.…

SUCCESS STORY: Transforming lives of participants and volunteers

In January, our Summit Friday Night program was visited by King 5’s Evening, to highlight the life transforming outcomes of our winter programs. This two minute video shows, not only how these programs affect participant’s lives, but the lives of our dedicated volunteers. King 5 Evening video “I had this intuition that it would be rewarding when I started volunteering, but I really underestimated how…

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Howell

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! Rachel Howell (pictured right) is spotlighted from our Summit Sunday Program. Thank you Rachel for your amazing work in making skiing accessible to all!! “Rachel has exceeded all expectation made…

SUCCESS STORY: Kayaking with John Karuza

Through a partnership with Outdoors for All and Max Higbee Center, an organization providing community-based recreation opportunities for youth and adults with developmental disabilities in Bellingham, WA, thirty new participants were able to exercise their abilities on the waterways through adaptive kayaking. Many successes were had with new kayakers that day, especially with John Karuza. “We have been trying to get John on a boat,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Adair

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 700 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Larry Adair (pictured with Learn to Ride student, Chris) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All for over three years, mostly in our Learn to Ride a Bike series and…

SUCCESS STORY: Taeo on Two Wheels!

Outdoors for All’s Learn to Ride a Bike program teaches youth with disabilities how to ride standard bicycles. Starting with Strider bikes with no pedals to build balance, riders, like Taeo, can work up to independently pedal standard bicycles and build biking skills, developing confidence along the way. “Taeo liked having an activity to go to every Saturday. Something he looked forward to all week.…

SUCCESS STORY: Patricia Bikes Everywhere!

Patricia was able to ride a bike with Outdoors for All when she visited our Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park last summer. She had such a blast, her mom, Candice, brought her every weekend. Patricia’s family recently purchased a similar model she learned to ride on through Outdoors for All. Now, Patricia is able to ride her bike whenever she wants and she is ready…