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Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation

aka Maine Adaptive   |   Bethel, ME   |  www.maineadaptive.org

Mission

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation promotes year-round education and training for individuals with disabilities in order to develop skills, enhance independence, and provide enjoyment through active recreation.

Ruling year info

1983

President, Board of Directors

Steve Palleschi

Co-Chair

Sally Harkins

Main address

PO Box 853

Bethel, ME 04217 USA

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Formerly known as

Maine Handicapped Skiing

EIN

01-0388818

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation promotes year-round education and training for individuals with disabilities in order to develop skills, enhance independence, and provide enjoyment through active recreation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Summer Daily Program

We offer instruction from June - September annually in the sports of: Cycling, Golf, Paddling, Hiking, Pickle Ball, Mountain Biking, Tennis, and Climbing.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

We offer instruction from December - April annually in the sports of: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Nordic Skiing, Pickle Ball and Snowshoeing.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 2000

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 2012

Move United 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to provide high-quality adaptive instruction to individuals most in need of these programs at no cost to them. We understand that participation in outdoor recreation fosters a sense of pride, confidence, and self-esteem that carries into our athletes’ everyday lives.

We know that reasonable risk taking empowers our athletes to challenge themselves, exceed expectations, and overcome perceived limitations and boundaries. Our program delivery in a supportive atmosphere creates a caring community and a fun experience for all. All of our program participants meet their sport & recreational goals regardless of ability to pay.

We partner with other organizations to maximize our potential impact.
We recruit and train outstanding committed volunteers, who provide the highest quality services.
We actively engage in relationship building and donor stewardship.
We continue to explore ways to enhance disabled representation across all areas of the organization.
We provide quality continuing education and training for our staff members so they can best support our program and funding efforts.

Our full time staff team actively recruits, retains, and values our extensive network of volunteers. We provide both adaptive and sport specific training opportunities for all of our volunteers, at no cost to them, on a twice yearly basis. Our trainings are available online for any volunteers unable to attend on a specific day or time. We participate in ongoing trainings offered by Move United and other nationally recognized adaptive agencies to keep our knowledge and skills as up to date as possible.

We partner with other Maine based organizations, nonprofits, and medical facilities to recruit participants, and volunteers for our programs.

Through our On The Road, program, we are able to provide outreach and education about the possibilities of adaptive recreation to people with disabilities and the public. This program is currently being digitized to increase impact and awareness.

In 2022-23 we grew our base of students by 88%. This was achieved by increased program availability made possible by higher volunteer recruitment and retention rates. We added more program venues and leveraged program partnerships to reach more students. Our special program for Veterans and their families grew in participation, both in the number of individuals served, but also where in the United States they resided.

We are currently continuing to work towards increasing our impact and service base in the State of Maine. Through our outreach and education program, On The Road, we are teaching both prospective students and the public about adaptive sports offerings and opportunities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Steve Palleschi

TD Bank

Term: 2020 - 2025

Steve Rogers

Retired

Kelley Mawdsley

Retired

Thomas Butler

Sugarloaf Mountain

Cate Parker

Mid-Coast Hospital

Sally Harkins

Sally Harkins Real Estate

David Patch

Retired

Ben Branch

Maine Medical Partners

Steven Palleschi

Vice President & Director, TD Bank

Paul Hogan

Retired, Attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/27/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.