Sponsors

SAAS is a private, independent organization that depends on fees, grants, donations, and fund-raisers to operate.

Each year the community comes together and volunteers and/or donates items for our biggest fundraising event, the Silent Auction. This is always the last Saturday in January, and the Mayor of Ruidoso has now proclaimed that day Ski Apache Adaptive Sports’ Day!  

Other events like the Grindstone Trails Run in July and Tracy’s Corner in August give proceeds to SAAS. On the mountain, Ski Apache is extremely generous with giving $1 of every sight-seeing gondola ride to SAAS.

While we work hard at applying for grants, we solicit financial support and are grateful to all who give in-kind or actual cash donations. Many individuals and groups have donated generously to Ski Apache Adaptive Sports, and we are extremely appreciative. Below is a picture of the Donor Wall that hangs outside of the SAAS office listing our supporters.

Ski Apache donor wall Thank you to our supporters through the years

If you would like to donate, thank you. Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 2138, Ruidoso, NM 88355. Or, take advantage the Paypal "Donate" button.

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors

Heartfelt Thanks

  • Thanks to Frederic and Lyn for the Grindstone Trails Run! It was a great race, well organized, and fun. We are grateful to them for the proceeds.
  • SAAS received a Hubbard Foundation Grant for new equipment including helmets and a new biski. Many thanks for their generosity.
  • SAAS received a grant from the Moody Endowment for disabled Veterans and Active Military with a disability to ski or ride free with a buddy! This is good for the 2016–17 season.
  • The Brent Family for their many fundraisers for CP awareness with proceeds benefitting SAAS.
  • Thanks to all the individuals and businesses who donate cash or an item for our annual silent auction.
  • Ski Apache for giving $1 of every sightseeing Gondola Ride to SAAS!
  • Thanks to all the volunteers for SAAS who are the heart of the program.

Ski Apache
Ski Apache supports SAAS wholeheartedly by furnishing our room and utilities and making staff available to help with our projects. They donate season passes and prizes for our fundraisers. Disabled skiers in our program get half price tickets, and children's passes are free. Experienced skiers get a half price ticket if they don't need lessons.

The lift operators go out of their way to make it safe for our students! A big thanks to Ski Apache!

Inn of the Mountain Gods
IMG donates in kind services and packages to SAAS fundraisers regularly.

Southwest Airlines
Every other year, Southwest Airlines donates two passes (anywhere they fly!) to our Silent Auction.

Grindstone Trails Run
The run around the Grindstone Lake Area in July is an exciting event in Ruidoso and benefits SAAS. Organizer Frederic Moras is a coach for SAAS.

Attention: We hold our annual Silent Auction at the Ruidoso Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss the social event of the season. We hope you'll come join the fun. If you would like to donate an item, please contact us at (575) 464-3193.

Other Ways You Can Help

While large equipment items are purchased through grants and individuals donors, we always can use more of the following consumable types of supplies:

  • Helmets
  • Goggles and gloves
  • Neck gaiters
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Toilet paper and paper towel
  • Hot and cold cups
  • Snacks/hot chocolate