Sunday, December 19, 2010

End of year challenge to AAS athletes and supporters!

AAS has been offered a $5,000 challenge grant. That means any dollar you donate to AAS until December 31, 2010 will be matched up $5,000.00 by one of our private donors! We challenge you to help raise the match!

This winter, AAS is offering two 3-day Pipeline Camps for military personnel and veterans who have been permanently disabled in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The events will be held at Sierra at Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, CA, on January 21-23 and February 24-26, 2011.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Schultz at the AAS Windells Snowboard Camp

Although AAS has provided Adaptive Snowboard Clinics since 2005, these 2011 camps initiate AAS’ new Pipeline concept. The AAS Pipeline provides a pathway for permanently disabled individuals to develop their snowboarding skills from beginner to expert levels. Disabled individuals can enter the Pipeline at any level. Continuity is the keystone. Outcomes will include increased availability of exciting snowboarding experiences. The results will be enjoyment, increased healthy life styles and increased expectations for the potential of disabled individuals.

Funds raised will be used to extend our exciting new 2011 Pipeline Learn to Ride and Race Snowboard Camps for Wounded Warriors to include a chance for partici-pants to compete in the USASA Nationals in March. Funds will also be used to expand the Pipeline to include non-military disabled snowboarders.

(Adaptive Snowboard Coaches at DSUSA Ski Spectacular including AAS’ Evan, Amy and Dan)

Our snowboard programs got a jump-start December 5-11 when Dan, Amy and Evan (all volunteer AAS staff) were invited by Disabled Sports – USA to coach wounded warriors attending the DSUSA Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, CO. Besides helping disabled vets experience the thrill of snowboarding, AAS received an added bonus from its involvement in the Spectacular. CNN was on-site and filmed a segment on AAS Co-Founder Amy Purdy. The segment will appear on CNN’s series “Breakthrough Women” twice a day on December 24 and 26.

Any amount you can contribute will be helpful. We will send a receipt to you which will make your donation tax-deductible, if appropriate.

Donate at Also visit

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


On Sunday, November 21 from 5 – 9 p.m., Studio 21 Tattoo will host a throw-back event honoring classic tattoo artist, Sailor Jerry. This event is free and open to the public.

At the tribute, guests are invited to check-out original takes on Sailor Jerry art pieces created by local and national tattoo artists; a classic car show and a mock drive-in movie theatre style viewing of Hori Smoku, a documentary of a staple in the tattoo industry, the original madd man himself, Sailor Jerry.

Jerry Sailor’s Rum will be on hand to offer tastings in an array of different cocktails and shots for the attendees, along with some wild giveaways and raffle prizes from Studio 21 Tattoo Gallery, Sailor Jerry Rum and Element Skateboards. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Adaptive Action Sports (AAS), a non-profit co-founded by Las Vegas native Amy Purdy.

AAS creates action sports opportunities through camps, events and clinics for individuals living with permanent physical disabilities. AAS is currently working hard to create a new sport in the Paralympics; Snowboarding. For more information on AAS and to find out how you can help please visit

The event will kick off the month-long art display that locals can view at Studio 21 Tattoo Gallery, Inc, 7 days a week from November 21 – December 21 from 12 – 9 p.m. For more information regarding the event or about Studio 21 Tattoo, please contact owner Austin Spencer at 702-521-4695 or by email at

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Extreme Moms go "Airborn for Adaptive Action Sports!"

The Extreme Moms organization ( out of Milwaukee are going Airborne for Adaptive Action Sports!

That's right on November 7th 2010 this amazing group headed up by Extreme Mom Sarah Minella will be skydiving to raise funds and awareness of Adaptive Action Sports! If you would like to make a donation towards this cause please click on the donate button below! If you would like to watch video of their amazing jump on this Fox 6 Morning show click on the link below!,0,4464632.story

AAS Is an official 501c3 organization as recognized by the Federal Government. Visit for details. For additional information regarding AAS, please contact us at or call 619-770-0240

Sunday, September 19, 2010

WInter is Coming

Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) is continuing to work hard towards the international goal of creating a new sport for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia: parasnowboarding! Since 2005, AAS' unique and original programs have been helping to pave the way for significant progression in the adaptive snowboard community and our collective Paralympic goal. From the first World Championship event ever, sanctioned by the WSF in 2008, to our world class boardercross camps at Sierra at Tahoe ski resort in Lake Tahoe, we are making great strides. Make sure to stay tuned to the AAS website for updates on our winter programs at and visit the "Support AAS" page to donate to our cause. We are excited to announce that the US Paralympic Committee has endorsed and agreed to help AAS with our bid for a World Cup/Championship event at USASA Nationals this season. Cross your fingers that we get approval to host! There are grants available! To those interested in attending any of our events please contact us at for information on grant opportunities. We look forward to a wonderful winter season and hope to see everyone soon.

Friday, August 13, 2010


ADAPTIVE ACTION SPORTS once again organized the Adaptive Super X and Superpark Jam at the ESPN SUMMER X GAMES! The Skaters, Moto X and BMX riders were amazing both riding in front of a packed house! During the Adaptive SkateJam a Backflip was landed! In the Adaptive Super X "Monster" Mike Shultz and Sempie Eramus both took home gold in the amputee and para classes. We are so proud of everyone involved, how hard they trained and how great they all rode! We also cannot thank our staff and volunteers enough! Thank you to Kep and Matt for your work and support! To our intern and booth manager Devin who kep the AAS booth going and donations flowing all week and to all of the booth and on dirt volunteers! Thank you to our Sponsors who help us make this event happen, Extremity Games Network, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Element Skateboards and VANS... We couldn't do this without you!!! ~ AMY and DANIEL

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Join Us for the XGames 16 Adaptive Skatejam! Aug 1

Thanks to AAS Advocate we now have this amazng video of the AAS skatejam! Dates and times for this year are listed at the end of the video! Check it out!!! We want as many spectators as we can get for this amazing event! Come support adaptive skateboarding!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer X Games

Summer X is right around the corner! We are neck deep in the planning of both Adaptive Moto X and the Adaptive Skateboard Jam. Three years ago AAS created an awesome partnership with the ESPN X Games to bring both sports to the people. Both have grown ten fold in a few short years and the events are getting bigger and better.

If your in the L.A. area during the X Games, July 29th to Aug 1st, come check out these one of a kind events!

Come watch Chris Ridgway go for a three-peat at the Adaptive Moto X race which will take place on Thursday the 29th at 3:30 p.m. The race will be rebroadcast Friday the 30th between Skateboard Park Elimination and BMX Freestyle Street from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN

The Adaptive Skateboard Jam will take place on August 1st at 12:00 noon. For more information on these and other X Games events review our website,, or visit

The L.A. Coliseum course is looking beyond awesome and the Skatepark is an incredible design of wood and concrete. Both courses will prove to be an incredible proving ground for all of the amazing athletes in attendance.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

See you there!

Daniel Gale
ESPN X Games Sports Organizer

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Extremity Games was so fun this year! Much smaller then the years before but much more intimate. This years event was at a new venue called the Texas Ski Ranch. It is the best venue by far, everything is in one spot and there is a great breeze that blows through, so although its 100 degrees outside, it doesn't feel like it! Make sure to keep up on the AAS and Extremity website for information about EX 6! Hope to see you there!

Make new friends in Texas.

Love these guys! Alex and AAS Advocate and Element Skater Oscar Loreto in the New Element inspired AAS Shirts!

Can't go wrong with pink and tie dyed ductape!

Monster Mikes Moto X and now Wakeboard Leg! So badass, wish mine looked this cool!

We are learning that not only does he kill it in Moto X but in just about everything else!

The perfect Hi Five! Oscar has 1 and Brandon has 4!!

Billy one armed and upside down! Amazing!

AAS Advocate Oscar Loreto! Check him out Representing Element Skateboards and AAS on the FUEL TV reality show Camp Woodward!

This newbie Stephan killed it! Nice footwork man, won him a gold medal!

AAS took over running the wakeboard clinic. New AAS advocate Brandon is the best teacher, he can get anyone up on a board and pulling tricks in no time!

AAS Booth! Thanks Element for all your support!

The man behind the scenes AAS Executive Director Daniel Gale... thanks for all your hard work!

AAS Directors Amy and Daniel

Doesn't get cuter then this! Next year he will be on boards with us, right Dad?

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