19th ‘Escape to the Lake’ set for mid-June in Center, N.D.

"Save the date" flier for 19th annual Escape to the Lake.

This might help take your mind off of winter.

NDAD’s annual “Escape to the Lake” extravaganza is no ordinary trip to the lake.

It provides individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to water-ski.

It’s held each year at Nelson Lake, near Center, N.D., northwest of Bismarck. Nelson Lake’s water is heated, thanks to a nearby power plant, and that enables a more comfortable experience for participants with varying physical challenges.

The skiing portion of the event is open to any North Dakota resident with a physical disability. Each year, as many as 60 individuals¬†participate in this great “Escape.”

The public is invited to support the skiiers with disabilities and also to watch a high-performance water-skiing stunt show.

On-site experts from Texas Adaptive Aquatics provide support and guidance to all water-skiing participants. Volunteers from NDAD and other area groups provide event assistance.. Participants enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as the camaraderie and friendships that develop or are renewed during the day.

For more information, call NDAD at toll-free 1 (800) 532-NDAD (-6323).

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