Category Archives: Outreach

27 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Department of Justice seal On July 26, 2017, the Department of Justice published “27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” and Nick was so busy hanging out at the Ability Fest in Fort Collins, that he forgot to remind all of the Nicksters and you, his followers!
So, in a time of political uncertainty and tension, we here at AiA would like you to know that because of this piece of legislation 27 years ago, Nick is able to enjoy a quality of life from simple breathing, nourishment, outdoor water sports, to community speaking events like his 2015 TEDxFrontRange speech, or taking an evening  “roll” through the neighborhood as the sun sets.
Thank you ADA, former President George HW Bush, and all your proponents in Congress.  You and the folks who adhered to the law made an incredibly positive change in our world and are what being awesome is all about!  Awesome in Action

Awesomely Explosive for Independence Day!

We all had a blast (pun intended!) at the 4th of July Parade in Fort Collins today.

 

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Awesome in Action revealed itself as an official 501(c) 3 organization today with our brand new t-shirts sporting the nonprofit Awesome in Action logo.

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We even had an official mascot this year! Thank you, Jarvis, the amazing 3 legged dog, for displaying what being Awesome in Action is all about!

 

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Thank you also to special friends, Liz and Leonard Urban for joining us this year!

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On a whim, Martin joined us to add to his Marathon training workout (He’d already done the Firecracker 5K twice!)

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Of course, no party is complete without this joker and her crew! We had so much fun with Kelleen, Charlie, and their kids Riley, Kira, and Aidan.

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And, as always, we loved to have our dear friend, Tammy Castell, joining us to march this year!

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The old crew, Alex, Thalia, and Olivia joined the parade, and they were a great help getting ready!

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 Nothing says the 4th of July like a duel with cardboard tubes!

 

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Here’s a few shots of us marching from behind! Susan took the wheel to drive the Silver Bullet down the parade route!

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa is a hot kid after the long parade! Even so, she chose to share her Popsicle with Jarvis. Guess her mom, Amy, is teaching this (almost) youngest AiA team member some great values!

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Thank you, Roussos Family, for coming to support us during the parade!

 

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From our family to yours, Awesome in Action wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day!