Wilmette-based Adaptive Adventures featured in film highlighting success of adaptive sports in patient rehabilitation. www.budurl.com/chicagoscreening
Adaptive Adventures, a Wilmette-based nonprofit, providing distinctive outdoor adventures to people with physical disabilities, will host the Chicago premiere of The Movement, narrated by Robert Redford and ski legend Warren Miller. The event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 to critical acclaim.
Produced and directed by Kurt Miller, The Movement profiles five disabled athletes who regain a sense of freedom and newfound confidence through skiing. The 41-minute film also features Wilmette based, Adaptive Adventures, which has provided life-changing outdoor sporting opportunities to more than 6500 physically disabled individuals since 1999.
“This film connects people of all abilities by supporting the idea that 'If I can do this. I can do anything.' Adaptive sports allow people like me and others with disabilities to find independence and freedom through mobility.” – Joel Berman, Founder and Executive Director
More than 300 people are expected to attend the Chicago premiere. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers, profiled athletes and past members of the US Paralympic ski team at a VIP reception prior to the screening. There will be an All Abilities Sports Expo prior to the film, as well where the public will have the opportunity to try out a variety of adaptive sports. After the film, Adaptive Adventures will honor a select group of Wounded Warriors who have succeeded in sports despite their physical limitations. They will also be honoring the Chicago Blackhawks for their commitment to adaptive sports.
To purchase tickets please go to www.budurl.com/chicagoscreening
To view the trailer of the film click HERE
About Adaptive Adventures
Adaptive Adventures is a Wilmette based 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing progressive outdoor sports opportunities to people with physical disabilities including skiing, water skiing, cycling and kayaking. Since 1999, more than 6500 individuals have participated in the organization’s national programming. Fueled by the motto "freedom through mobility" Adaptive Adventures is funded through donations and supported by committed volunteers.