Outreach Director and Co-founder of Adaptive Adventures
Tuesday, November 12th * 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Ranch at Steamboat
1800 Ranch Road
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
$10.00 per person (pay at the door)
Students/Young Professional Under 30 are Free!
The Steamboat Institute’s 1773 Club is proud to present MATT FEENEY, Outreach Director and Co-founder of Adaptive Adventures, in a special Veteran’s Day tribute.
Adaptive Adventures provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families. They partner with the Wounded Warrior Project to assist wounded veterans. To read more, click here.
Matt Feeney was an avid mountain biker and skier when a cliff diving accident at Lake Powell in 1988 left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 1991, Feeney left the financial industry in Denver and moved to Winter Park to pursue adaptive ski racing and become more involved in outdoor recreation. After training and competing with the Winter Park Disabled Ski Team, Feeney joined forces with Home Health Care giant, Sunrise Medical, as a team member and national spokesperson.
In 1993, Feeney was hired by The National Sports Center for the Disabled to coordinate the Sit-Ski Program, which, under Matt’s direction, grew to over 300 volunteers and became responsible for thousands of ski lessons annually. Matt is a 2-time U.S. off-road champion and an accomplished handcyclist and ski instructor. He brings his extensive knowledge in adaptive sports and recreation to the Adaptive Adventures team, and enhances the lives of others who face similar challenges.
***Net proceeds go to Adaptive Adventures to support their work with wounded veterans and their families. Adaptive Adventures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization***
Directions to The Ranch at Steamboat, Lower Conference Center
- Driving into Steamboat on US Hwy 40 from Denver, turn right on Mt. Werner Rd. and go 0.5 mile.
- Turn left onto Steamboat Blvd. and go 0.3 mile.
- Take the 3rd right onto Clubhouse Dr. and go 0.6 mile.
- Take the 3rd right onto River Queen Lane and go 0.1 mile.
- Take the 1st left onto Natches Rd. and go 0.1 mile.
- Take the 2nd right onto Ranch Road and go 0.1 mile.
- Turn right to stay on Ranch Road. 1800 Ranch Road is on the left.
About the 1773 Club
On December 16, 1773, a meeting was organized by the Sons of Liberty and chaired by Samuel Adams at Boston’s Old South Meeting House. The meeting was one of a series that had been organized to address the considerable objections of the colonists to the Tea Act. After Adams announced, “This meeting can do nothing further to save the country,” a band of between 30 and 130 men, some thinly disguised as American Indians, left the meeting bound for Boston Harbor. The men then boarded the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver and dumped 342 chests of tea into the sea to protest both the tax and the manner in which it had been imposed.
This was the Boston Tea Party. Its participants are our philosophical forebearers—common people standing up against the intrusion of government and the unfair imposition of taxes.
The Steamboat Institute is a proud supporter of the 1773 Club, a grassroots organization in Steamboat Springs, Colorado dedicated to the Founding Principles of this country. The organization is named in honor of the brave patriots who participated in the Boston Tea Party. The 1773 Club has organized multiple Tea Parties and Rallies and meets on a regular basis to discuss issues, educate on current matters affecting our country, and inspire active participation in supporting our principles.
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