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See what they are saying about COTIP in the press

Christine Named Finalist in Remarkable Women Contest

February 15, 2021

Our founder, Christine Cowart, is one of this year's four finalists for Nexstar’s Remarkable Women of the Lake Champlain and Upper Connecticut Valley Region!


"Throughout Women’s History Month, Local 22 and Local 44 will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out."

Christine Named a Volunteer of the Year by Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

January 20, 2021

Our founder, Christine Cowart, has been named as one of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports' volunteers of the year for 2020!

"Christine Cowart has been volunteering for more than 10 years and is typically at the Bolton Valley location. She has been a lead instructor during the United States Association of Blind Athletes Winter Ski Festival weekend at Pico each year, helps at summer fundraising events and is a regular partner for the Pushback at Parkinson’s program. Cowart participates in Professional Ski Instructors of America training and brings professional expertise to the community through her career as a counselor. Last year, Cowart presented a timely and informative seminar to volunteers and staff on “Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care in Adaptive Sports” and in May was asked by Disabled Sports USA to present to a national audience at their virtual Adapt2Achieve Leadership conference."

Christine Quoted in Rutland Herald About  Volunteering with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

October 27, 2018

"Christine Cowart, a volunteer with VASS, is a certified guide for the blind and visually impaired. She told them when and in which direction to turn. Cowart says she has tried to ski with her eyes closed to understand what it's like for the people she's guiding. The experience is so scary that she usually cheats and opens her eyes. 'I have nothing but admiration for them,' she said."

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