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Erie Ski Club to donate $4,200 to Lounsbury Adaptive Program

The Erie Ski Club will be making a $4,200 donation to the Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Lounsbury building at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville.

The club put on the Warren Miller ski and adventure movie Nov. 24 at the HO Hirt Auditorium in Erie. Ticket sales and sponsorships totaled $4,200 and the board of directors decided to donate it to the Lounsbury Adaptive Program.

The program will be using the donation towards the $8,000 price tag of a specially designed Dynamique Bi-Ski used by persons with disabilities such as amputations, spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy that do not allow them to ski standing up.

The Erie Ski Club of Erie, Pa., is a group of 120 outdoor enthusiasts who love skiing and other outdoor sports and participate in many social activities that take place year round.

The Lounsbury Adaptive Program offers lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive such as spinal cord injuries, Downs Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress syndrome, visual impairment, autism and developmental delay.

Representatives of the Erie Ski Club, the Lounsbury Adaptive Program and Holiday Valley will be at the check presentation.

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