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What is the Amazing Race for adaptive Sports?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports started in 2014 when Danielle Musser was brainstorming a way to fundraise to help cover the cost of adaptive skiing for her students with disabilities. She is overjoyed to bring this event back under the Montrose Recreation Foundation’s umbrella to raise funds for sports wheelchairs. These will be available for community members during adapted sports programming and operational hours. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment and provide access to individuals with disabilities.

How did the race get its start?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports started in 2014 when Danielle Musser was brainstorming a way to fundraise to help cover the cost of adaptive skiing for her students with disabilities. She is overjoyed to bring this event back under the Montrose Recreation Foundation’s umbrella to raise funds for sports wheelchairs. These will be available for community members during adapted sports programming and operational hours. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment and provide access to individuals with disabilities.

Danielle Musser, M.S., CAPE

Race Founder and Director

Danielle served as the certified adapted physical education specialist for the Montrose County School District (MCSD) for eight years (2014-2022) and is the Colorado Adapted Physical Education Conference Founder and Director. In 2020 she was awarded the Colorado Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE). In her first year of teaching, Danielle received the MCSD Above and Beyond award in 2014.
Danielle is a member of the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities and serves on the subcommittee for the APE Collaborative. She is also a board member and social media coordinator for SHAPE Colorado and a member of SHAPE America. She serves on the Colorado Department of Education Adapted Physical Education Advisory Council.
She is also active on the national scene, both attending and presenting at the National Adapted PE Conference (NAPEC) and for the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID).https://musseradaptedpe.com/