Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico

Serving individuals with disabilities since 1985

Santa Fe, NM   |  www.adaptivesportsprogram.org

Mission

The mission of the Adaptive Sports Program of New Mexico is to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities through recreation.

Ruling year info

1975

Board Chair

Mr. Vince Marchi

Main address

PO Box 5676

Santa Fe, NM 87502 USA

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Formerly known as

Adaptive Ski Program

EIN

85-0403958

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Winter Sports Program

In the winter, ASPNM's hallmark programs are the winter sports programs at Ski Santa Fe, Sandia Peak, and Pajarito Mountain, through which ASPNM provides hundreds of lessons to individuals with a variety of disabilities.

Participating athletes sign up for either a 6-week ski or snowboard program. Depending on the athlete's adaptive needs, athletes are paired with two or more instructors, who then design a therapeutic lesson plan especially for the athlete. The adaptive gear selected is designed to support each individual student's needs while fostering maximum independence. ASPNM's guiding principles are to ensure that athletes and instructors are safe, have fun, and learn something each day they participate with the program.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

For many years, the Adaptive Sports Program of New Mexico only operated during the winter months; however, recognizing that the need for therapeutic outdoor recreational opportunities did not end when the snow melted, the "Adaptive Ski Program" began offering year-round sports programming six years ago. This evolution was formalized several years ago, with the organization changing its name from the “Adaptive Ski Program” to the “Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico."

Today, ASPNM offers programming with adaptive water skiing, kayaking, river rafting, paddleboarding, wake surfing, golf, and rock climbing around the state. Program locations and duration vary depending upon the activity.The organization’s monthly calendar is chock-full of events and ASPNM’s vault of expertise, resources, and adaptive equipment has expanded to support a variety of sports year-round.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Average number of service recipients per month

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Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Winter Sports Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

According to a recent US Census, nearly 10% of New Mexico's population of more than two million residents identify as having a disability, which translates to 200,000 individuals. ASPNM provides several thousand lessons to hundreds of individuals with disabilities each year, but is clearly not even touching the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential participants.

Therefore, ASPNM hopes to continue to expand its reach and capacity to serve individuals with disabilities throughout the state, and ensure quality programming for those who participate.
ASPNM requests funds to augment the organization's ability to provide individuals with disabilities a variety of quality year-round recreational options.

To that end, ASPNM strives to:

• Continue to provide scholarship assistance to our ever-growing roster of athletes;
• Invest in the heavily customized adaptive gear needed for our many activities and programs, in order to provide the safest and best possible experience for our participants; and
• Expand, refine, and evaluate our programming to reach new audiences and provide improved opportunities for individuals with disabilities about the state.

In order to make these goals a reality, ASPNM has sought to conduct greater community outreach to ensure as many potential clients as possible know about our services. In order to have the financial resources to develop, staff, maintain, and evaluate programs, ASPNM has focused on honing its financial resources to have maximum impact.

Over the past several years, ASPNM has taken stock of the many factors that impact its financial stability and planned accordingly. Because the population ASPNM serves is by and large, low- to medium- income, the health of the national economy directly impacts ASPNM's participants' ability to pay for programming. This, in addition to the weather-dependent nature of some of the programs (i.e., if Sandia Peak doesn't get sufficient snow to open during a given year, ASPNM loses quite a bit of program revenue) means that while ASPNM charges modest fees for its programs, it cannot rely on that income for overall sustainability. Therefore, ASPNM's leadership has invested time, energy and resources in its annual fundraising efforts in order to ensure its financial sustainability and determine its capacity for growth. In 2015, ASPMM hired its first dedicated Director of Development, whose primary goals are to grow the annual fund, identify and pursue unrestricted and special-project grant opportunities, maximize special event revenue, and grow ASPNM's base of corporate supporters. In addition, ASPNM has invested in an annual independent audit for the past two years, which has opened new grant opportunities for the organization, enabled it to receive a “Silver" rating on Guidestar, and helped it to hone its internal financial policies and procedures while creating a transparent financial picture for interested supporters. While ASPNM employs a small staff, its network and reach is actually quite large, thanks to the organization's 300+ active volunteers. Therefore, ASPNM has created a “Volunteer Engagement Committee" in order engage volunteers in all areas of ASPNM's program, including its fundraising efforts. Partnerships aimed towards expanding our programs to new audiences and creating new revenue streams include other adaptive agencies, veteran and military agencies, public and specialized schools (e.g. the NM School for the Deaf), and service learning to promote volunteerism among university students.

Financials

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Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico

Board of directors
as of 3/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joseph Sorroche

Wesley Daniels

REDW

Suzanne Serpas Decker

Christina Decker

Doreen Hurtig

Bob Peirce

Mutual of Omaha

Jennifer Chittum

Christus St. Vincent

Abigail Souza

Blake Gordon Sherdon

Veronica Moore

Carol Harrison

Sandia National Labs

Mario Chavez

Joycer Gonzalez-Aller

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No