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CXC Adaptive Program Timeline

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U.S. Adaptive Ski Team attended Inaugural Madison Winter Festival including three athletes using sit skis.


Madison Winter Festival organized first demo event and seminar with sit ski.



Becker Law Office purchased sit ski for demonstration program and use at the Madison Winter Festival.


Don Becker initiated project to provide free adjustable sit skis for recreational use.


Bob Balk, former U.S. Paralympian, helps with design ideas for a fully adjustable sit ski prototype.


Jay Martin and University of Wisconsin-Madison CREATe group design and build first sit ski prototype.



New developed sit ski tested and used by participants and U.S. Adaptive Ski Team members during the Madison Winter Festival.


First sit ski prototype design was updated based on critique and multiple tests.



Second generation sit ski was built and used at the Madison Winter Festival and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Adaptive Sports Program, led by Tim Gattenby.


10 second generation sit skis were built with the help of Chip Plummer, H&H Electric, Madison Nordic Ski Club and Blackhawk Ski Club volunteers.



5 individuals with disabilities and 20 volunteers participated in new demonstration sit ski event at the American Birkebeiner.


Staff at Isthmus Engineering adds changes to the second generation sit ski and is in the process of manufacturing additional 100 sit skis.


Central Cross Country Ski Association officially announced CXC Adaptive Ski Program and plans to develop events and programs for sit skiing around Midwest.


US Paralympics awards Opportunity Grant to Central Cross Country Ski Association to support their efforts in establishing a program for individuals with disabilities.


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