The National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Beth Fox Honored with the 2013 Partnership Award
Winter Park, Colo. (June 18, 2013) – The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is pleased to announce that Beth Fox, operations director for the NSCD, just received the 2013 Cobb Partnership award established by US Ambassador Cobb. Americans eligible for the award have demonstrated a long commitment to fostering U.S. relations with Iceland and to the building of bridges between the two countries. The recipient also has to demonstrate a commitment to American values and culture and will have effectively communicated these values to Icelanders by his or her actions and leadership. The recipient is selected bi-annually by the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Commission.
“We are very proud of Beth and the accomplishments she has achieved with her outreach and activities with Iceland over the past seven years,” said Becky Zimmermann, president and CEO of the NSCD. “Beth has always been committed to raising awareness about adaptive sports across the US and the world.”
The Partnership Award was created on July 4, 1991, Ambassador Chuck Cobb, then the United States Ambassador to Iceland, and Ambassador Sue Cobb, presented the City of Reykjavík with the statue Partnership in commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Iceland and the United States. The Partnership Award was established that same year, on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Some say that the “partnership” between Iceland and America has been in existence for over one thousand years – ever since Icelander Leifur Eiríksson discovered Vinland and North America.
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) began in 1970 as a one-time ski lesson for children with amputations for the Children’s Hospital of Denver. Today, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. Each year, thousands of children and adults with disabilities take to the ski slopes, mountain trails and playing fields to learn more about sports – and themselves. With specially trained staff and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral diagnosis. For more information about the National Sports Center for Disabled visit our website at http://nscd.org or like us on Facebook for updates about our programs and athletes.