CRNA will commence its summer programming with light based biathlon at 6 mile park in Albany, May 25, 2017. Albany VA Medical Center, Team RW&B and Albany Housing Coalition will take part in fun light based biathlon…Accuracy shooting, fun sprint format event will be part of an enjoyable evening
CRNA was recently asked by Orienteering USA (OUSA) to filed a Trail orienteering team (O for those with disabilities) for the upcoming Int’l Orienteering Federation Trail orienteering Championships in Lithuania, 7/7-16/17. With such short notice, CRNA went to those with experience , affinity and passion for Orienteering…or Land Nav! The Military…..CRNA is honored to to have a team of three exceptional veterans with Diverse Abilities represent the USA , they are:
Army Major Curtis Schreiner, Hadley, NY (Multiple Sclerosis)
Marine Corp Sargent Matthew Pietro , Glens Falls, NY (above knee amputee)
Army Private Christ Rasmussen, Casper, WY, below knee amputee)
CRNA coach: Russ Myer, IPCN Classifier and ParaNordic Official
These three world class athletes will represent the USA in three events: 2 individual and a team relay
Thanks and appreciation to Ms. Clare Durand from OUSA and Michael Welch from VA Adaptive Sports Foundation for supporting our veterans in the WCH Trail Orienteering
CRNA teamed up with Albany team RW&B for a very successful 50/50 raffle at Glens Falls Civic Center on March 17, 2017. In just 2 hrs, $1,006.00 was raise with CRNA taking home $503. Thank you to CRNA BoD member and T RW&B leader Kim VanHeste for her and her colleagues support in making it all happen. Then on March 19, 2017 CRNA held a paintball biathlon fundraiser at Waterville Valley, NH and brought in $200…Quite the wk end. Such fundraising initiatives will support CRNA’s programming in the capital region for our veterans and youth with disabilities/special needs as well as our greater supportive community
Thank you to Both Kim VanHeste from T RW&B and Leah Elliot and ADAM!!!!! from WV for their support-Bravo
Kim VanHeste and her Albany Team RW&B recently served a delicious meal to Saratoga Co. Commanders at Mohican Post 553. When a donation of $150 was presented to Kim and her team, they suggested the gift go to CRNA! We all thank Kim and her fabulous Team RW&B for such a thoughtful gift to CRNA!!!
Lowell Bailey, World Class Biathlete from Lake Placid, NY and supporter of CRNA, won the 20KM Individual event at the IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen Austria yesterday by a mere 3.3 seconds. It is the first ever for the USA. As a small tight biathlon community…we congratulate Lowell on his historic accomplishment. Here is one of many youtube links
Take a Look at Lowell’s amazing performance
Both the shooting and skiing were intense as CRNA President Russ Myer lead a day full of ParaNordic at Adaptive Sports Foundation at Windham, NY. Participants came from as far away as NY City to sharpen their biathlon shooting and XC skiing.
The shooting drills and competition were fierce as all shot high scores. XC skiing was just as good with all quickly picking up on the components of classical skiing and taking off!!! WOW.
BIG Thanks to both Pam Greene from ASF and Kristen Garraghan from the Mt for making all happen so seamlessly….Woot, Woot
CRNA staff along with Albany Team RW&B, Team Albany from the VA Medical Center hosted a great ParaNordic series at the 2017 NYS Empire State Winter Games. Friday Feb 3 featured XC and Biathlon demos. Sat held a sprint competition with Sun holding and individual format event.
A huge thanks goes to all who had a hand in making the wk end so very special for both staff and athletes…BRAVO!! All athletes already signed up for next year’s events…onward and upward
CRNA’s current programming at Hackett Middle School in Albany, NY combined two of its 4 Nordic Sports for a wild afternoon using what snow was left for a wild and exciting Snowshoe Orienteering. Youth in the Extended Day Program who have been participating in the program got to try both sports in one. Some had never tried one or the other sports so combining Orienteering and Snowshoeing produced a lot of laughter and excitement as controls were located on snowshoes…all walked like ducks and a few even quacked like ducks!
Look for a collaborative map and trip to Lincoln Park for the final orienteering event of the yr!
CRNA’s groomer was assembled today at Capital Hills Golf Course in Albany NY. It is beautiful and ready for the white stuff! Much Thanks to Mayor Sheehan, DGS Commissioner Mirabile, Scott Gallup- Golf Course Superintendent and staff for making our dream become a reality. Veterans and Youth with disabilities/special needs will now experience the JOY OF NORDIC!! Right here in Albany, NY
Think SNOW!!!! And let’s GO!
CRNA received a very generous donation of $1,525.00 from the Southern Rensselaer Co Rotary Club to further its work with veterans with disabilities/special needs in the capital region. CRNA had previously received $200 for its presentation earlier in the winter and participation in SRCRC bowlathon for Bluestar Mothers.
The much appreciated funds will work with the current VA grant to support CRNA’s North East Adaptive race Series occurring throughout NE this winter season. Thank you to President Deborah Rodriguez and all the other Rotarians for these wonderful donations