Paradox Sports and EarthRoamer Team Up To Enhance Off-Road Adaptive Outdoor Programs For People With Disabilities
David B. Deniger, an active supporter of Paradox Sports and longtime EarthRoamer owner has donated his 2008 #71 XV-LT to Paradox Sports in conjunction with EarthRoamer’s generous “make ready” and service commitment. The vehicle will be delivered to Paradox Sports during an event at the EarthRoamer headquarters in Dacono, CO at 11:00am on July 13, 2018.
Paradox Sports is a nonprofit organization in Boulder, Colorado that provides youth, adults and military veterans with physical disabilities the opportunity to get outside through climbing. While climbing has exploded in popularity, many climbing areas cannot accommodate people with physical disabilities, keeping the sport out of reach for many who otherwise might love to climb. Paradox Sports creates and hosts adaptive events for climbers of all abilities in some of the nation’s most prominent climbing areas, including Yosemite National Park (CA), The Gunks (NY), Eldorado Canyon (CO), Joshua Tree National Park (CA), Ouray (CO), and North Conway (NH). Paradox Sports welcomes people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations/limb difference, PTSD, neurological conditions, and visual impairment. The EarthRoamer vehicle, a go-anywhere cabin on wheels, will give new meaning to Paradox Sports’ mission of providing adaptive climbing programs that defy convention.
The EarthRoamer gift will allow Paradox Sports to have better access to these areas.
“The truck will truly allow us to redefine what we mean when we say our programs defy convention,” said executive director of Paradox Sports Mike Neustedter. “We are incredibly grateful that Mr. Deniger and EarthRoamer are making a donation that will allow us to access many new and remote places safely and comfortably. We will be able to set up base camp literally anywhere and still provide the care and support needed to accommodate our athletes – many who have special needs or medical concerns.”
“David’s generosity and Earthroamer’s support will provide in excess of $150,000 in value to Paradox Sports with a vehicle perfectly suited to support their mission,” said Bill Swails, founder and CEO of Earthroamer. “In addition, we are pleased to be delivering David’s new 2018 Earthroamer XV-LTS on the following day.”
The event will celebrate the inclusivity of the sport of climbing and inspire others across the country to make National Parks and open spaces more accessible.
About Paradox Sports
Paradox Sports is a nonprofit organization in Boulder, Colorado that provides youth, adults and military veterans
with physical disabilities the opportunity to climb. Paradox strives to make parks and open spaces more accessible by providing adaptive rock climbing programs at iconic climbing locations across the United States. The organization also published the first ever-adaptive climbing manual and hosts adaptive climbing courses at gyms, universities and recreation centers nationwide. Through its adaptive climbing programs, participants gain the self-confidence, skills and independence to engage in the outdoors, access the beautiful places they love, and belong to a community that provides camaraderie, support and overall well-being. Learn more about Paradox Sports at www.paradoxsports.org.
Since 1998, EarthRoamer has been redefining luxury camping and overland travel with their solar/diesel hybrid, four-wheel drive expedition vehicles. They are the go anywhere, do anything answer for people who want to travel on their own terms and seek their own adventures — without sacrificing any of the comforts of home. Each EarthRoamer is hand-built in Colorado and offers capability, comfort, craftsmanship and convenience unmatched by typical recreational vehicles. Explore more at www.earthroamer.com.
If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Mike Neustedter, Executive Director at Paradox Sports, at firstname.lastname@example.org.