Joe was a skier He was determined, | courageous and ... | Joe was blind

Joe couldn’t have skied without the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) , their programs, their people and their equipment. The NSCD needs our help, please join us and Buy Joe Skis!

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National Sports Center for the Disabled

About NSCD

About the NSCD

National Sports Center for the Disabled LogoThe National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is one of the largest therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. The NSCD offers a variety of year-round sports and recreational adventures. In the winter participants enjoy alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Nordic hut trips, snowshoeing and ski racing. Additionally the NSCD offers year-round rock climbing and kayak lessons. In the spring, summer and fall we offer sport ability clinics, rafting, canoeing, special camps, therapeutic horseback riding, mountain biking and camping. All programs are designed for individuals, families and groups and are available for all disability and diagnosis, all ages.

Serving Veterans

Buy Joe Skis Military VeteransJoe Pasqua proudly served in the Korean theater as an E5 Company Clerk in the Army. He lost his sight as a direct result of his involvement in the Korean war. Not only did Joe lead a productive life after his Military service but he continued to serve other Veterans as an active member of the Blinded Veterans Association in Colorado and Nationally. He served on several committees, worked with legislators, and served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the BVA Chapter in Colorado. Joe and his wife Dorothy were active members of the BVA up until the time of his passing, serving in the BVA for over 50 years. His mission was to advocate for Veterans like himself who had served their country and lost their sight while an active member of the Military.

The NSCD serves around 200 vets a year and offers a number of programs that are free to veterans with disabilities, including indoor/outdoor kayaking, rock climbing and an air gun program. Once a year the NSCD staff take a group of vets up to Snow Mountain Ranch for a day of snow and Paralympic activities. These activities include biathlon shooting, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, curling and sled hockey.

This would not be possible without equipment. Joe would expect us to serve those who served our country. You can do so by supporting the NSCD through Buy Joe Skis.

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A competition that will raise funds to purchase ski equipment for the NSCD

Colorado Cup

Buy Joe Skis Colorado Cup

The competition is open to local area High School ski teams. The team that raises the most money per person will be presented with the Colorado Cup Trophy and recognized by both Buy Joe Skis and the NSCD. In addition each ski team member will receive individual recognition from the NSCD.

  • Competition Dates: Feb. 14th – March 10th
  • Donations must be made through the “Donations” section of this website.
  • How does a team receive credit for a donation? By putting your team’s name in the line marked Company in the contact information on the donation page.
  • Who can donate: Team mates, friends, family, class mates, of any ski team member. Coaches, equipment managers, friends and family as well.
  • Trophy Presentation/Team Recognition: The presentation of the trophy will be made at a time and place agreed upon by the Executive Board of Buy Joe Skis and the winning team.
  • Reporting: Buy Joe Skis will provide a weekly update to all ski team captains and the weekly update will be posted on the Buy Joe Skis website.
MUHS Ski Team
MUHS Ski Racers in Winter Park, CO.

In the past year Buy Joe Skis raised enough money for the NSCD to purchase 50 pairs of skis, boots, poles and one sit ski. This year we would like to exceed that amount by at least 20 pairs. 100% of all funds raised and donated through Buy Joe Skis go directly to purchasing equipment for the NSCD. All donations are tax deductible, no donated funds are used for administrative expense.

Brandon Cruz
Brandon Cruz (Fox6 News)

Celebrity Sponsor
Buy Joe Skis is honored to have Brandon Cruz from Fox6 News as our celebrity sponsor for the Colorado Cup. Brandon will be presenting the awards to this year’s winners.