Tag: Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation has awarded more than $135,000 in grants to both better the quality of life for those with spinal cord injury (SCI) and improve ski racing safety, foundation president Charlie Brush announced. Grants were awarded to individuals for adaptive sports gear and participation and to ski racing clubs and organizations for safety equipment.
The total amount granted, $135,853, represents the most support, in funds and number of grants awarded, since the foundation’s inception eight years ago.
A record number of riders participated in Vermont’s largest charity ride, the Kelly Brush Century Ride powered by VBT Bicycle and Walking Vacations, helping to set a fundraising record for the ride on Saturday.
Over 750 cyclists, 25 of them using handcycles, started spinning from the Middlebury College campus in Middlebury, Vt. on a cool day perfect for riding through the scenic and rolling hills of the Champlain Valley. Riding in teams or individually, the cyclists raised more than $300,000 for adaptive athletes and ski racing safety.
Kelly Brush Davisson, founder of the Kelly Brush Foundation, has been selected as one of 10 Athletes Who Care by Sports Illustrated magazine. Davisson, 26, started her foundation after sustaining a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed after a ski racing crash.
Kelly Brush Davisson has been selected as one of 10 Athletes Who Care by Sports Illustrated magazine.
The magazine’s December 10 issue, on newsstands now, includes Brush Davisson on a list of athletes singled out for the charitable work they do off the playing field. Brush Davisson, 26, founded the Kelly Brush Foundation in 2006, following a ski racing crash that left her paralyzed. Despite her injury she remained active in sports, winning the women’s handcycle division of the Boston Marathon in 2011.