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Disability Action Center NW

2023 TOM MCTEVIA MEMORIAL AWARD

July 29th INDEx and DAC NW presented Jeff Riechmann from Courageous Kids Climbing with the Tom McTevia Memorial Award for their work in making climbing, ice skating and other activities accessible to all ages of kids with disabilities.

Courageous Kids Climbing is a non-profit based in central Idaho, that organizes volunteers to take kids with developmental or physical disabilities and teach them how to rock climb in climbing gyms all over Idaho and Eastern Washington. They have expanded into ice skating, slack line, and opportunities for blind and visually impaired kids to explore emergency vehicles and heavy equipment. They have also been instrumental in providing training to first responders on how best to interact with people with disabilities.

Tom McTevia was an outspoken advocate for disability rights in Coeur d’Alene and loved outdoor recreation. He loved the peacefulness of nature, and he believed everyone, regardless of personal limitation, should be able to experience it. This award started in 2016 in memory of his passing.

 

 


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