Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports nonprofit organization in Vermont, recently honored three individuals as 2021 Volunteers of the Year. They are Julie Kaye of Hinesburg, VT, who volunteers year-round at the organization’s Bolton Valley and Burlington waterfront/bike path locations; Kevin Maichen of Killington, VT, who works with youth in schools and alternative education classrooms; and Rob Galloway of Richmond, VT, a ski instructor and adaptive mountain biking advocate and volunteer.
The awards are presented in honor of Jim Hutchinson, a Vermont Adaptive volunteer who left a legacy of empowerment to people of all abilities and a commitment toward supporting the organization.
“We’re grateful for the extra mile these three volunteers go to help the organization,” said Tom Alcorn, senior program coordinator at Vermont Adaptive. “Jim Hutchinson was the most dedicated volunteer Vermont Adaptive or any organization could hope for. I know he would be so proud of our accomplishments in what we have built over the past years.”
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year-round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional/behavioral disabilities.