Darren Ball Named Executive Director of Wintergreen
Va. (Dec. 4, 2012) - Darren Ball has been appointed Executive
Director of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports following eight years as the Director
of Programs and Services at the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society. In his new position, Ball’s focus will be on
continuing the strong legacy of exceptional adaptive outdoor sports and
recreation programs that improve the lives people with a disability.
honored to be a part of this wonderful organization,” Ball said.
“Wintergreen Adaptive Sports has a rich history from which to grow and I
look forward to increasing awareness of the organization and deepening its
roots in the world of adaptive sports,” he added.
passionate about empowering people with disabilities and improving quality of
life through the delivery of excellent programs. He also has a particular
interest in outdoor recreation, growing up in eastern Kentucky and snow skiing
from a young age in West Virginia and Colorado.
a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of
Education, Ball’s studies focused on life skills and transitional program
design and development for students with disabilities. While a student he
also served as co-director for a Charlottesville area outdoor leadership program.
president of the Outdoor Activities Club and led skiing and backpacking trips
while an undergraduate student at High Point University. Following
graduation he was a special education teacher in North
He and his
wife, Heather, and two sons live in Fluvanna County.
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