All are welcome to gather for an afternoon of skiing and yoga to benefit AdkAction’s Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Organizers and participants will be gathering at Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center on Saturday, February 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. for some beginner-level yoga, a relaxing ski on the trails, refreshments and snacks around the fire. Guests are encouraged to donate what they are able to help AdkAction to raise $6,000 for their Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Interested parties are asked to RSVP online using this link.
Folks may make a donation by clicking the link below, add a donation upon registration, or donate onsite during the event.
Location: Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center, Country Club Lane Lake Placid, NY 12946
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
- 1 to 2 p.m. Yoga for Nordic Skiers
- 2 to 3 p.m. Ski around Scott’s Cobble trails
- 3 to 4 p.m. Refreshments
- Skis and snowshoes are available for rent on-site
- Please bring your own yoga mat if you will be joining for yoga
Honoring Tom Boothe:
In 2021 AdkAction created the Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship Program to honor the legacy of past Board Chair Tom Boothe, who passed away unexpectedly in October 2020 at the age of 71. Tom was known for bringing friends from around the world to introduce them to the immense natural beauty of the Adirondack Park, and was particularly motivated to engage young people in the work of making a positive impact on our region’s communities.
To honor Tom’s commitment to serving the people of the Adirondacks, as well as his enthusiasm for enjoying the outdoors, the paid internship provides opportunities for both professional growth and recreational exploration of the region.
Each summer’s intern spends up to ten weeks working alongside AdkAction staff, board, and volunteers while spearheading a sub-project in one of AdkAction’s major project areas.
Interns gain practical experience in nonprofit project development and implementation, and professional skills for future career success. A variety of recreational opportunities are also made available through the Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship, such as guided paddling/biking/hiking excursions, visits to cultural sites in the Adirondacks, meetings with local leaders, and tours of AdkAction project sites. The internship is designed to allow the intern enough flexibility and time to truly experience and enjoy the immense beauty of the Adirondacks that Tom Boothe loved.
Photo at top: AdkAction Facebook page photo.