Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

From left to right: Peter Adams '75, Janet Martin, Josh Friedman '15, Sara Plager '15, Jerrod Dobkin '15, Maggie Godley '14, Rachel Brooke '15, and Mark Broughton, Maine Adaptive's Volunteer of the Year 2014

From left to right:
Executive director Peter Adams ’75, professor Janet Martin, Josh Friedman ’15, Sara Plager ’15, Jerrod Dobkin ’15, Maggie Godley ’14, Rachel Brooke ’15, and volunteer Mark Broughton

Jerrod Dobkin ’15 first heard of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation from his government professor, Janet Martin. She mentioned in class that the nonprofit, which had taught her how to ski, was holding its annual fundraiser. Dobkin, a lifelong skier and a member of the Bowdoin alpine team, decided he’d pitch in.

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, headed by Peter Adams ’75, offers recreational sports to adults and children with disabilities. It relies on its annual Ski-A-Thon fundraiser to be able to provide free ski lessons and other athletic opportunities throughout the year to between 400 and 500 students.

Dobkin said he wholeheartedly believes in the mission of opening the sport of skiing to anyone who wants to try. “I think it’s awesome to let other people get joy out of this,” he said. Read the full story.

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