Blind Ski Program
The Blind Ski Program provides sight impaired children and adults with the opportunity of hands-on instruction and interaction of water sports presented by Members of the SDMBB&SC and our Ski Teams.We align the Blind Ski Program with such institutes as The Braille Institute, Blind Community Center, and the San Diego Center for the Blind.
If you'd like to learn more about volunteering with the Blind Ski Program, contact Ron George at 858-279-7384, email@example.com.
This year's blind ski dates are: April 28, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 22
History of The Blind Ski Program
The Blind Ski program was started in 1963 by Santo Lo Presto (Sandy) and was the only Blind Water Skiing instruction program in the County. Sandy was the second most decorated hero in World War II under Audie Murphy. He passed away in 1989. He was a colorful Italian character and a great man!
Ron George was Blind Ski Director following the passing of Santo Lo Presto and returned 2007. He has been involved with the Blind Ski Program for 40 years. Ron states "you don't need a boat to volunteer. Help can be serving the kids on the beach or helping back at the Club with lunch after skiing." The program continues each year from May through September with over 200 participants each year.