Lorpen to Sponsor Canadian Association for Disabled Skiers

Lorpen socks announces sponsorship of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing.

Lorpen (www.lorpen.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance socks for outdoor enthusiasts, announces its sponsorship of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS), a volunteer-based organization that assists individuals with a disability to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive snow skiing and snowboarding.

“With Lorpen's support, we can continue to promote and facilitate programs for people with disabilities that enable them to enjoy the thrills and challenges of snowsports,” said David O'Brien, executive director of CADS. “We will use Lorpen's generous donation to help us to bring joy, a sense of freedom and speed to individuals who normally might not even venture outside in the winter.”

CADS currently has more than 1,130 disabled members of all ages and 1,900 able-bodied volunteers at over 40 locations across Canada. It also sponsors the annual CADS National Ski Festival week, which offers daily lessons in ski/snowboard improvement, advanced techniques for introduction to gates and race training, with the opportunity to meet members of the Canadian Para-Alpine Team, as well as attend the CADS Festival Banquet and other on- and off-hill activities.

“We're inspired by the tremendous spirit and enthusiasm of CADS, its volunteers and all the skiers and snowboarders who participate in its programs,” said Colin Sanders, VP of sales and marketing at Lorpen North America. “We're pumped to back snowsports enthusiasts of all abilities by supporting CADS.”

About Lorpen
Founded in 1985, Lorpen is based in Etxalar, Spain, located at the base of the Pyrenees and has been selling performance socks in the U.S. since 2004 and Canada since 2001. At Lorpen, technology and performance are the top priority in every sock they manufacture, and as such, the company is a top choice among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, including well-known mountain climbers around the globe. Lorpen socks are now available in 59 different countries around the world, including a variety of independent and major retailers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, go to www.lorpen.com.

For more information about the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing, visit http://disabledskiing.ca. Charity Registration # 11882 9019 RR 001