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 […]

We’re Hiring – Brand Marketing Manager

Posted on October 20, 2017 to Blog

  We’re really proud of the community and positive impact we’ve created. And we have a ton of fun doing it. Now we need someone to help us share those vibes with the world. We need the person who is going to deepen and create meaningful connections with all our constituents, bring our story to […]

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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 […]

Why We Ask You to Fundraise for the Kelly Brush Ride

Posted on August 23, 2017 to Blog

  Rider fundraising is what allows us to make inspiring stories happen. Period.   More accurately, you are making these stories happen. It’s what allows people with paralysis to achieve active lifestyles. It’s what keeps thousands of ski racers around the country safe. We don’t have fundraising minimums, which is somewhat unique for an event […]

Meet the #KBFamily – Matt from Wisconsin

Posted on August 13, 2017 to Blog

  “I can’t thank the Kelly Brush Foundation enough for helping me get this handcycle. It is such a smooth, fluid ride that I feel the urge to ride it whenever I think and talk about it.” Meet Matt from Wisconsin, a Spring 2017 grant recipient of a new handcycle. After sustaining a spinal cord […]

In Kelly’s Words – Camping… in a chair… with a kid…

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  I went camping this weekend! The whole crew got out there: Zeke, Dylan, and I (and our dog Lexi), with my sister Lindsay, her husband Tom, and their two boys Griffin and Sully.   Growing up in Vermont, camping was a regular summer activity that I have really fond memories of. I remember going […]