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Access Anything Joins STARS

Mar 25, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Access Anything Owners Join STARS

to Increase Recreational Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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Steamboat Springs, CO (March 23, 2010)

– STARS (STeamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) is pleased to announce the addition of Craig and Andy Kennedy, owners of Access Anything to their team. STARS will acquire the rights to the three camps that Access Anything has previously helped to run including the All Mountain Adaptive Ski Camp, the STARS of Tomorrow Youth Camp, and the Behind the Boat Water ski camp. Craig Kennedy will become STARS Development Director in charge of camps and fundraising for the organization. In addition the Kennedy’s still own and operate Access Anything, whose vision is to vision to spread awareness concerning the need for better accessibility by writing guidebooks and articles for people with disabilities, consulting with travelers and industry professionals on improvements in this industry, and establishing a common ground where people and information can come together and work to expand the rapidly growing adaptive travel industry through motivational speaking and general educating. www.accessanything.net

"Craig and Andy have done a great job running successful camps for disabled athletes," states Jim Schneider, Board President of STARS, "This is an area that STARS wanted to expand into. Taking over these camps made sense for us to be able to continue to grow recreational opportunities to people with disabilities."

With Craig and Andy working with STARS, it opens up new opportunities for the camps to grow. "STARS is a non-profit." states Kennedy. "That puts it in a better position to grow the camps as they are able to apply for grants and donations and they have over 100 trained volunteers to help work with the campers. "In addition to running the three already established camps, STARS is looking to add more programs throughout the year. One new camp in the works for June 2010 is a fishing camp for people with disabilities that will include lessons and a float trip down the Yampa River. STARS is partnering with Steamboat Flyfisher for the camp. STARS is also looking into some summer programming that would offer locals and visitors with a disability to experience different adaptive sports such as both downhill and road cycling, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding and more."

The Kennedy’s began working for STARS on February 1st and immediately began work on the STARS of Tomorrow Youth Camp, which was held March 19-22nd. This 2nd annual camp hosted over 20 kids from the Yampa Valley, Colorado, and beyond for three days of adaptive skiing. For some kids this was their first time ever being on the slopes, for others this is further training to help them sharpen their skills.

For more information on STARS recreational programs or how to donate please contact Tarsha Ebbern at steamboatstars@hotmail.com or call the STARS desk at 970-819-5371.

About STARS

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) non-profit 501 C 3 was founded in 2007.STARS provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, resulting in empowering and enriching the quality of life for its participants. www.steamboatstars.com

Tarsha Ebbern – steamboatstars@hotmail.com, 970-819-1996