Special Olympics Grampian Area Ski Group
Since 2010, the Grampian Ski Group have provided weekly ski instruction to athletes with learning disabilities. The group train at the Snowsports Centre at Garthdee, Aberdeen and include race training in their program.
This allows those who take part to compete in regional and national competitions with other special needs athletes from around the country.
The club used their Aldi Scottish Sports Fund contribution to subsidise travel costs for the yearly regional skiing competition in Birmingham.
Entering these regional competitions is a must if any athlete wishes to compete at the national level, so getting there means a lot.
The time away from home also allows the group to bond and the participants gain a great sense of achievement from the competition.