OAS News & Updates

Dave kayaking on Hosmer Lake

10 reasons to participate this summer with OAS!

by David Nichols, May 24th, 2022 Hello, my name is Dave Nichols. Four years ago, I suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while rock climbing near Leavenworth, Washington. As a result of my fall, I struggle greatly with my balance, mobility, and coordination. In spite of these challenges, Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) has allowed me […]

michael atop mckenzie pass

Reaching new heights with OAS

Empowering Michael to achieve new heights on his bike and to become a dual season OAS athlete was certainly one of our highlights of 2021. Michael’s journey with OAS was made possible because of our generous supporters. Please consider investing in those we’ll serve in 2022! Donate Now In 2019, Michael McDaniel attended a free […]

adaptive mountain biker supported by volunteers

Volunteer this summer with OAS!

With continued modifications and precautions, OAS is excited to offer a full slate of summer programs and welcome returning and NEW volunteers to help our community continue to breakdown barriers to the outdoors.  OAS is also seeking “behind the scenes” support with equipment maintenance, administrative, and fundraising volunteer opportunities.  Read below on how to sign […]


Oregon Adaptive Sports Adds Three New Board Members

Twenty-four years and counting. That’s how long Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) has been providing snow opportunities for the people in our community with disabilities. From children to older adults, OAS volunteers and instructors help athletes with disabilities enjoy the freedom of outdoor winter sports featuring alpine skiing and snowboarding at both Hoodoo and Mt. Bachelor […]


Ruffwear Website Features Adaptive Athlete, Anna Soens

The performance dog gear brand, Ruffwear, has featured a story about Anna Soens and her four-legged friend, Bernie, right on the homepage of their website! Ruffwear is an outdoor-oriented outfitter that strives to provide gear for companions and working dogs alike. A photo under the main navigation bar of Ruffwear’s website features Anna on a […]


OAS on KTVZ – Adaptive is our middle name.

OAS commenced its 24th winter programming season this week, once again creating access to the mountains for individuals with disabilities.  Central Oregon news outlet KTVZ  covered the story: OAS programs at Mt. Bachelor opened December 21st and run through March 28, 2021. Hoodoo programs open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting January 14th, 2021 and will […]

Ken skiing with family members.

Growing up and growing strong with OAS

Throughout this challenging year OAS has continued to create critical access to the mountains to support athletes like Ken who are growing up with our community.  We hope you appreciate Ken’s letter and will consider a financial gift to OAS this holiday season.  Our efforts are only possible because of your support, thank you! Donate […]


Judith Huemann and the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

by Pat Addabbo OAS Executive Director “We have a right to be equal members of society no matter where we live.” – Judith Huemann (pictured, front row 3rd from left) This week marked the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This legislation was a milestone in […]


OAS Releases 2019 Annual Report

2019 was another incredible year for OAS. From partnering with the Governor and Craig Hospital, to the launch of our community programs to the advocacy and individual experiences in between – it was filled with best days ever and life changing outdoor recreation for individuals with disabilities. OAS continued to break down barriers to the […]