To accomplish our mission we need your support!

To accomplish our mission we need your support!

Continue to help

Our trek is complete, we reached the summit,
we awarded scholarships for the 2008-2009 ski season!
Ultimately, we’d love to have people
carry on supporting us
and our efforts so that we can continue to help female disabled athletes in the future.
We are currently accepting applicants for this season, which is a Paralympic season.

Sandy Dukat



Sandy was born without a right femur and her right foot was amputated at the age of 4. Still, she played, basketball, baseball, and high-jumped in high school. Also, Dukat was a member of the U.S. Disabled Swimming Team. After the '98 World Swimming Championships, she learned about disabled skiing and moved to Winter Park, CO for its outstanding program. Dukat lived in Winter Park and trained with the NSCD competitive program for 4 years. After her 3rd year with NSCD, Dukat made the U.S Disabled Ski Team.
Now a 7-year veteran on the U.S Disabled Ski Team, Dukat has attended the 2002 Salt Lake City and 2006 Torino Paralympic Games. Dukat won 2 bronze medals in 2002 and 1 bronze medal in 2006. Dukat credits her early ski success to the strong NSCD program.
Besides skiing, Dukat has competed in Olympic-distance triathlons, cycling competitions as well as running races. One of Dukat's highlights in her athletic career was running the Chicago half-marathon in 2:02! Now Dukat finds time to rock climb and even telemark ski. Dukat plans to train this summer for Kilimanjaro by tackling the many fourteeners that are right here in Colorado.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandy, You mill be greatly missed at USSA. Following your travels to Tanzania and your climb up Kilimanjaro will be as exciting as seeing you rip it up on the slalom course! Stay in touch. (I lost your email address.)
April Milan
amilan@ussa.org

Kati said...

Sandy, you continue to amaze us! We'll once again live vicariously through you. Thanks for keeping it real....love Kati & Jim

julia said...

Sandy, I am so glad my sister introduced me to you. Your efforts and drive inspire me to keep focused on the things in life that are honestly important. Thanks for keeping me inspired.
Julia

JJ said...

Sandy,

Good luck to you and your team. Have a safe and winderful trip.

JJ

anjfp said...

Good luck ladies!!! I can't wait to hear about your trek!

Anjali

forberpr@uiuc.edu

manitou2200 said...

Jim just gave us the news of your successful summit this morning, we are all (Benny, Doug, Jackie, Jim and I) at our office in Maple City celebrating your success. You are an amazing women Sandy and are a huge inspiration to me. Be safe and hope to see you soon.
We love you!!
Allan

Randee said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. What an adventure and amazing triumph. Can't wait to hear more stories and see more pictures. Congratulations! You must feel on top of the world, in all kinds of ways.

Carol said...

Sandy, I am so proud of you and all the other women! At no time did I ever doubt you could finish this climb. Given your stories I can now visualize the Roof of Africa even more clearly!
Many hugs to all,
Carol

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Stunning story there. What happened after?
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