Paralympic Winter Games
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Para snowboard NorAm included in Dew Tour

Paralympic medallist Amy Purdy headlines entries 17 Nov 2017
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US Paralympic bronze medallist Amy Purdy

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By Dew Tour, TEN: The Enthusiast Network and IPC

"We’re excited that the stakes take on a larger global stance this year with the event serving as a NorAm and we can’t wait to see these amazing athletes in their element at Dew Tour.”

Dew Tour and TEN: The Enthusiast Network have announced that the World Para Snowboard NorAm on 15 December has been added to the well-renowned Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, USA.

The competition is an annual winter sports festival featuring snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans showcasing their skills. While last year marked the first time Para snowboarding was featured at Winter Dew Tour, this year’s series will be the first time the World Para Snowboard NorAm will be held. The Dew Tour also serves as the USA’s Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s events.

US Paralympic bronze medallist, and IPC One to Watch, Amy Purdy is among the top names competing in the NorAm. Purdy, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports along with her husband Daniel Gale, teamed up with Dew Tour as the sport organisers of the competition.

"I am so thrilled that we will be heading into our second year of the Dew Tour,” said Purdy. “I was not able to compete last year due to injury, but I will be there this year to compete alongside all the amazing athletes on the adaptive circuit. We continue to partner with Toyota in so many ways that have helped to grow and elevate our sport. Toyota has provided ongoing support and exposure for the world to see what is possible and I am so proud to be a Team Toyota athlete."

Adam Cozens, Vice President and General Manager of Dew Tour said: “We are honoured to collaborate with partners Toyota, [World Para Snowboard], Adaptive Action Sports and Breckenridge to hold our second year of adaptive competition at Dew Tour.

“Last year’s competition was inspiring and intense as the athletes battled in snowy conditions on the course. Veteran Dew Tour athletes and fans enthusiastically embraced the addition to the event. We’re excited that the stakes take on a larger global stance this year with the event serving as a NorAm and we can’t wait to see these amazing athletes in their element at Dew Tour.”

Dew Tour’s World Para Snowboard NorAm competition presented by Toyota will bring more than 30 of the best Para snowboarders to Breckenridge to compete individually in a banked slalom course designed specifically for this competition in an effort to gain valuable Paralympic qualifying points.

More information can be found on Dew Tour’s website.