Hello, my name is Andrew Haraghey, I’m 17 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy. I began skiing when I was 7 years old and it took me 3 years to learn to ski independently. Because of my CP, walking and running can be very challenging for me but skiing…. skiing gives me a freedom and independence I never thought I would have. I have faced many challenges in my life and skiing has afforded me the opportunity to excel so much so that I am now training to become an elite ski racer.
At the beginning of the 2009/2010 ski season I started my formal race training and in December 2010 I was awarded a scholarship to attend the National Race Festival at the Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colorado. I spent the week training with some of the best Adaptive Ski Race Coaches in the country, alongside members of the US Adaptive Ski Team and other ski racers from the US, Canada and Europe.
During the 2012/2013 ski season I began training during the summer with a trip to Mount Hood, OR to ski on a glacier. Winter training began in November with a trip to Copper Mountain, CO. I also traveled to Kimberley, B.C., Park City, UT, Lake Placid, NY, Stowe, VT to attend race training camps and compete in National Races. It was a great learning experience for me. I look forward to another great year as I plan to attend Mount Hood in June and July this year.
There is a great deal of training, travel, racing and equipment needed for me to reach my dream of becoming a member of the US Adaptive Ski Team. Finding sponsors financial aid is a year round process, and any help is appreciated.
Only limited resources prevents my SUCCESS!