Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round organization in the state to offer daily adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities, announced today that Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc of Brandon, Vermont has been selected as the construction manager for the organization’s new $1.3 million building and permanent home at Pico Mountain. Robert Naylor, president and co-founder of Naylor & Breen, will serve as the project manager. The PEAK lodge campaign at Pico Mountain is the first of three-phases of Vermont Adaptive’s Permanent Homes Campaign. “We are thrilled to have Rob and Naylor & Breen on board as our construction manager and to lead us through the entire construction process, from gathering bids and coordinating all the ‘in kind’ support that is being offered, to helping us with the decision-making process throughout the construction of our new home,” said Fernandez. “Having him as a part of the team on this exciting project will allow us to continue to move forward and break ground later this summer. The project is right on track as we had hoped.” Naylor & Breen operates as a diverse general contracting firm with the unique ability to go from “dirt work to finish work.” Veteran team members are knowledgeable in their fields ranging from site work, concrete and general carpentry to drywall and painting. “Being a partner in building a new home for these two organizations will be very rewarding,” said Naylor. “We are honored to be a part of this project and look forward to ensuring that budgets will be delivered and building schedules met so that all can benefit from the state-of-the-art features that this new home will provide athletes, clients, volunteers, and staff. It’s an exciting time for both non-profits, and we’re looking forward to being a part of that excitement.” Last year, Vermont Adaptive partnered with the Pico Ski Education Foundation, a youth skiing non-profit dedicated to providing young athletes with the resources to pursue their dreams, to build a shared facility which includes a permanent home for Vermont Adaptive’s state headquarters and the first year-round adaptive sports center in Vermont. Vermont Adaptive currently uses space provided by Pico Mountain for its programming and state headquarters. The collaborative partnership between Vermont Adaptive and the Pico Ski Education Foundation brings opportunities for creating a dynamic, multi-use building. The name PEAK represents the values the two organizations share and plan to bring to life: performance, excellence, ability, and knowledge. The two organizations are more than half way to their $800,000 in cash fundraising goal, with the rest of the funding coming through in-kind donations. Vermont Adaptive will own the first floor of the 6,000 sq. ft. facility. Located between the existing Pico Ski Club building and the Pico Base Lodge, the facility will connect to both buildings via outdoor balconies and decks on the second floor. The building is specifically designed by N∙B∙F Architects of Rutland for participants in Vermont Adaptive’s programs, providing easy accessibility for all, regardless of one’s disability. An elevator will connect the first and second floors. To donate or inquire about naming opportunities, contact Fernandez at 802.353.8129 or [email protected](link sends e-mail). To make a donation online, visit www.vermontadaptive.org(link is external). About Vermont AdaptiveVermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont offering the most diverse program opportunities and unique, specialized equipment. Vermont Adaptive promotes independence and furthers equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding, and more. More than 500 volunteers serve clients of all abilities with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities from all over the world in three locations in Vermont – Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. Summer programs are provided state-wide. For more information, visit www.vermontadaptive.org(link is external). About the Pico Ski Education FoundationThe Pico Ski Education Foundation is dedicated to giving young athletes opportunities to pursue their dreams by enabling them to learn sound technical skills, good sportsmanship, healthy competitiveness and an appreciation for the spirit of skiing and for the mountains themselves. In 1977 Harry “Rebel” Ryan rallied several Rutland area business owners to support local athletes competing in elite regional and national events. Since that time, the Foundation has offered annual scholarships to the Junior Olympics, elite regional events and summer ski camp scholarships. In addition, the Foundations provides funding necessary to run safe and well-equipped races at Pico. For more information, visit www.picoskifoundation.org(link is external). KILLINGTON, Vt. (June 19, 2012) – Vermont Adaptive
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