Charity of the week
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (nscd.org) is one of the largest outdoor recreation centers designed to help people with physical, cognitive, and developmental diagnoses realize their potential through sports. Located in the Winter Park Resort in Denver, NSCD has specially trained instructors who help guide people through year-round sports like rock climbing and kayaking, and wintertime sports like skiing and snowboarding, using adaptive equipment. Its free sports drills give kids and adults the chance to learn and play rugby, golf, soccer, basketball, and football in a nonthreatening environment, while its competitive-training program gears athletes for more rigorous platforms such as the Paralympics. NCSD empowers more than 3,000 annually, helping participants build confidence in an inclusive environment.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■
October 12, 2018 THE WEEK