Joe skied with the NSCD (National Sports Center for the Disabled) for over 30 years, not stopping until he was 79 years old. He won three national medals over the years: two slalom golds and one giant slalom gold. Joe was blind.
Joe couldn’t have skied without the NSCD, their programs, their people and their equipment. The NSCD serves physically and otherwise disadvantaged people every year. A key part of their program is being able to have good, reliable, and safe equipment for all the program participants. To do this, the NSCD needs to replace 1/3 of their equipment every year (85 sets of skis, bindings, poles, and other equipment like sit skis).
Buy Joe Skis is to honor Joe’s legacy, determination, convictions and courage by taking over the replacement of this equipment for the NSCD. Joe would want all of us to step up, buy a set of poles, a pair of skis, or a complete set for the NSCD so others like Joe can experience skiing, the mountains, and being outdoors like the rest of us.
Joe Pasqua was my Grand Father, I co-founded Buy Joe Skis to honor him and because he would have expected me to step in and help others. The NSCD needs our help, please join us and Buy Joe Skis!
Michael J. Pasqua
Marquette University HS
AMDG – Class of 18