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Nubability hosts a ski and snowboarding camp at Bogus Basin

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 20:21:59-04

BOISE, Idaho — Nubability is an Illinois-based organization that travels around the country hosting sports camp for kids with physical disabilities.

"Nub-ability, so 'nub' is what we call our limb-different limb, and 'ability', the opposite of disability," said Nubability founder Sam Kuhnert.

This weekend, the organization partnered with Boise Adaptive Snowsport Education to host a ski and snowboarding camp at Bogus Basin.

"It means the world for these kids," said Kuhnert. "We want them out there competing against everybody else, because in life these kids are not going to be competing against other limb-different athletes; they are going to be competing against everyone else."

Nubability partners children with instructors who are also limb-different. The pair works together to improve their skills on the mountain.

"All of our coaches are amputees ourselves, and for the kids who are younger and may not have a role model to look up to, it has been a really great experience for them," said Nubability instructor Dani Aravich.

Plus,kids come from all over the country. We caught up with Sophia Howard from Michigan who was learning how to snowboard for the first time.

"It's fun, I've been wanting to learn how to snowboard for a while," said Howard. "I think it is very cool to be able to come out here and use our limbs and have people not judge us for it."

Bogus Basin helped Nubability by providing free lift tickets and rental gear which is critical for this organization who wants to help as many children as they can.

“Every year, it has changed my life. These kids have changed my life," said Kuhnert. "It is a true blessing and it is something I’m going to do until the last breath is taken from my body.”

The camp which took place Saturday and Sunday will finish up on Monday. For more information on Nubability click here.