Whether skiing or snowboarding in the Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program, paddle boarding, kayaking, camping, or cycling in the Wilderness Program, there is one granting organization that has supported nearly every element of participant-facing BOEC programming.
This month’s Donor Spotlight features The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation (CHNF) which has been helping BOEC develop, implement, and sustain quality programming to inspire people living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), to discover outdoor adventure, learn new skills, and rekindle their spirit in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Inspired by their founder, Craig H. Neilsen, the Foundation is committed to changing the world for those living with spinal cord injuries. Their vision that individuals with spinal cord injuries, and those who care for them, live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities greatly aligns with BOEC’s mission to provide access to outdoor experiences for those living with a variety of challenges.
This is why the BOEC and CHNF have worked closely together to advance BOEC’s programming – and CHNF is making an impactful difference in helping us to improve curriculum, equipment, and infrastructure for both the BOEC Wilderness and Adaptive Ski and Snowboard programs. In addition, CHNF funds provide generous scholarship funding for participants living with an SCI which further reduces barriers to participation.
If you find yourself venturing up to the BOEC Wilderness Campus in Breckenridge, you will notice accessible camping platforms dispersed throughout the property made possible by CHNF. These accessible camping platforms have significantly enhanced program options for our participants with SCI and other mobility challenges.