Adaptive Sports Center, a non-profit group that helps people with disabilities participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, has released its latest short film. Invisible tells the story of Jose Santiago, an ASC participant and Iraq War veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder, who has discovered the therapeutic benefits of cycling. The film (produced in collaboration with Adaptive Sports Center’s pro-bono agency partner, Brothers & Company) premiered August 4 at the Crested Butte Open Gala. It can be viewed and shared here: https://www.adaptivesports.org/invisible.
Adaptive Sports Center hosts nearly 800 participants and their families every year, empowering them to take part in a variety of outdoor activities, from skiing and paddle sports to climbing and cycling. ASC participants live with a wide range of disabilities—both physical and, in the case of PTSD, psychological. According to the National Center for PTSD, between 11 and 20 percent of veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom experience PTSD in a given year, and between 7 and 8 percent of the entire U.S. population will have PTSD as some point in their lives.
To learn more about Adaptive Sports Center, or to make a donation, please visit adaptivesports.org.
Adaptive Sports Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity. Its mission is enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.