Sunday, January 16, 2011

Amy Purdy and AAS on CNN!!

Our snowboard programs got a jump-start December 5-11 when Amy Purdy, Daniel Gale and Evan Strong (all volunteer AAS staff) were invited by Disabled Sports – USA to coach wounded warriors attending the DSUSA Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, CO. It was honor to meet all of the attending veterans including Ryan Winter, Mathew Kinsey and Josh Wege who received one on one instruction by AAS staff.

Amy, a double below knee amputee herself, had the privilege of working with Josh, also a double below knee amputee. With years of riding experience under her belt and numerous insider tips she assisted Josh in exceeding his snowboarding goals for the week.

Besides helping disabled vets experience the thrill of snowboarding, AAS received an added bonus from its involvement in the Spectacular. CNN was on-site and filmed a segment on Amy (AAS Athlete, Co-Founder and Development Director). Chosen as one of CNN’s “Break Through Women,” Amy was followed for a day by a film crew as she worked with Josh and others attending the Ski Spectacular. The segment appeared on HLN: Morning Express with Robin Meade, twice a day Friday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 26. If you missed it click here:

AAS is a charitable non-profit organization that relies on the generous support of individuals and sponsorships. To learn more about the AAS mission, its’ incredible athletes, one of a kind programs and how you can help, please visit or For general questions please contact us at or call 619-770-0240. For sponsorship or media inquiries please contact AAS Development Director, Amy Purdy, at