Pine resident hopes to change perception of adaptive sports
Pine resident hopes to change perception of adaptive sports was created by CanyonCourier
Marc Romero is on a mission to ensure that the world knows adaptive sports are just as competitive and fun to watch as anything else.
Romero, a Pine resident, lost his leg in a 1979 motorcycle accident. From there, he took up one-legged skiing and competed on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. After slowing down in the competitive ski world, however, Romero realized how many incredible athletes are participating in adaptive sports. Alongside PBS, he made a 2006 documentary called “Heroes of the Slopes,” which featured adaptive skiers, and he spent several years sharing these stories and his own in mountain-area schools.
But his latest venture is Adaptive Sports Evolution, a media company where Romero streams and provides commentary for adaptive sporting events around the world.