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Celebrity Paralympians Sign on to Kelly Brush Century Ride
Date:8/5/2009

ATHLETES SARAH WILL AND CHRIS WADDELL TO RIDE ON SEPT. 12

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two of the greatest Paralympic athletes in the world have signed on to participate in the Kelly Brush Century Ride on Sept. 12. Chris Waddell and Sarah Will both plan to ride in the event, raising money to buy adaptive sports equipment for others with spinal cord injury.

Waddell and Will join over a dozen other adaptive riders on hand cycles, along with an anticipated 350 road cyclists, participating in the fourth annual ride.

"We are thrilled to have two such outstanding athletes joining the Kelly Brush Century Ride," said Charlie Brush founder and chairman of The Kelly Brush Foundation board of directors. "Sarah and Chris have accomplished so much in both their athletic and professional lives. They are truly inspirational role models. We couldn't be more pleased to have them riding with us."

Chris Waddell, of Park City, Utah is the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, winning twelve medals over four Games. He was a member of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team for 11 years. This fall he will attempt to become the first paraplegic to summit Kilimanjaro in Africa.

"Kelly and I have a lot in common," Waddell said. "We both skied for Middlebury College. We both sustained spinal cord injury in skiing accidents. We are also both passionate about our sport and want to share that passion. In addition to helping get adaptive sports equipment into the hands of adaptive athletes, Kelly's foundation is working to improve ski racing safety -- two goals I wholeheartedly endorse."

Sarah Will, of Edwards, Colo., is the most decorated female mono skier in U.S. Ski Team history. She won a total of 12 Paralympic gold medals and one silver medal throughout her four Paralympic Games. She has just been named to the Olympic Hall of Fame.

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