Evan Strong ~ Overcoming The Unexpected
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will host a parade and celebration for Paralympian Gold Medalist Evan Strong on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Pre-event festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Parade is at 6:00 p.m. on Broad Street, Nevada City. Paralympian gold medalist snowboarder Evan Strong and his family will be welcomed back to Nevada City with a hero’s homecoming parade through the heart of downtown. The parade will be followed by a celebration at the Miners Foundry featuring live music, food and drink, along with autograph and photo opportunities with Evan and his gold medal. Donated items including snowboards and other athletic gear will be raffled to benefit Nevada County’s FREED Center for Independent Living and Adaptive Action Sports based in Summit County, Colorado.
Nevada City resident Evan Strong grew up in Maui and excelled at skateboarding from an early age. At 17 he lost his left leg as the result of a car accident. Through the Challenged Athletes Foundation in La Jolla, CA and Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County, CO, Strong was introduced to and inspired by hundreds of challenged athletes. With the support of his family, Evan began training again and added snowboarding to his list of athletic endeavors, highlighted by his gold medal performance at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.
The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support Evan Strong and FREED.