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In Kelly’s Words – The Surprise Was More Fun For Me

Posted on December 10, 2017 to Blog

Although we’ve made grants to over 600 people with paralysis like me, a couple weeks ago we did something we’d never done before. We surprised a grant recipient with a handcycle at her door Publisher’s Clearing House-style. It was awesome! Here’s how it happened. We have a few Force 3 handcycles (a mid-level, multi-purpose handcycle) […]

Killington World Cup Recap

Posted on November 27, 2017 to Blog

The Kelly Brush Foundation had two main goals and two big hopes for the Killington World Cup: Goal 1: Talk about safety. Encourage everyone to take note of safety in action and bring lessons back to their home hill this season: ✔   Goal 2: Throw an awesome apres that brought nearly 1,000 people from the […]

A message to the ski racing community

Posted on November 22, 2017 to Blog

Regarding the death of David Poisson On Monday, Nov. 13, David Poisson, a member of the French national ski team, died in a training accident at Nakiska, Canada. According to public statements by Nakiska representatives and the French Ski Federation, he caught an edge, hit the safety netting, then hit a tree. He was pronounced […]

#GivingTuesday – Anna’s Reason

Posted on November 20, 2017 to Blog

For #GivingTuesday, Anna shares what her KBF grant meant to her and why she hopes you will consider giving. When I broke my back in a rock climbing fall two years ago, the paraplegia was secondary in my mind. The only thing racing through my head as I desperately pleaded with my legs to twitch […]

In Kelly’s Words – Why I love our partnership with the World Cup

Posted on November 12, 2017 to Blog

Ski racing was my first love. I loved it from when I was a little kid through racing at Middlebury and still today. Even in the days after my accident (I was injured in a ski race in 2006) I was never resentful of skiing and I never felt like I didn’t want to ski […]

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Announcing Our Biggest Grant Cycle Ever

Posted on November 9, 2017 to Blog

We are welcoming 112 people into the #KBFamily! This week we announced over $244,000 in grants to 112 people in 38 states. Our biggest grant class ever! These grants help individuals with paralysis purchase adaptive sports equipment and go out and go! Our Adaptive Sports Equipment Grant Program is open to anyone with a spinal […]

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In Kelly’s Words – I got to drive a NASCAR car…

Posted on October 9, 2017 to Blog

I got to drive a race car! There are some things that I’ve always dreamed of doing. This wasn’t one of them! But some dreams find you. For the backstory: A few months ago Zeke and I got a text from Tom Carr, head of Therapeutic Recreation at Craig Hospital in Denver (where I went to rehab after my injury), asking if I wanted to come down to Dover, Delaware on September 28 to drive a NASCAR car.

Kelly Brush Ride – Recap

Posted on September 11, 2017 to Blog

12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations hits $500,000!   We are still blown away. With 810 riders raising $514,499, we had 100 more riders and raised almost $100,000 more than last year. The proceeds will be used immediately to help purchase adaptive sports equipment for people with spinal cord injuries […]

In Kelly’s Words – A behind-the-scenes look at the Kelly Brush Ride

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  Have you ever thought about what it takes to put on an event like the Kelly Brush Ride? Since it has grown so organically over the last 12 years and I’ve lived it, I never thought about people’s interest in how we do what we do.   The other day I realized that one […]