MARIPOSA – Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch (YZAR) will be hosting Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports Program, on Sunday, Mar. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
The folks at YZAR believe “laughter really is the best medicine and getting your zip on is a blast whether you are 3 or 93.”Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports Program provides free athletic and recreational activities for those with disabilities including physical and health impairments, and is unique in the Central Valley.
On Sunday, approximately 20 youngsters and their families, caregivers and volunteers will be gliding over Mariposa, “spreading their wings on our 7-line ziptour,” say YZAR organizers, “enjoying the fresh air and breathtaking views of our ‘no sweat adrenaline rush.'”
Refreshments will be served and a balloon artist will entertain the kids.
“We designed our course to be ground-to-ground, so we can accomodate disabled people,” says Victoria Imrie, owner of YZAR with husband Bryan. “We’ve had physically challenged people in the past, and the hospital heard that they all had a great time.” So they came to check it out.
“The hospital administration and volunteers came for a visit, loved it, thought it would be really suitable so they approved it,” says Imrie. “They are sending a group of kids and their siblings to come up and get their zip on!”
All children with the Adaptive Sports Program at YZAR, plus their siblings, are zipping for free, and adults present with the program are zipped at a reduced rate.
Donations are being accepted right up to the last minute, and YZAR hopes to have enough to set aside for future Adaptive Sports zipping, or to put back into the Adaptive Sports Program at Children’s Hospital.