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Category Archives: Equity

This Team of Adaptive Athletes Finished the Hood to Coast Relay—and Is Fighting for Kids With Disabilities     

On August 26 and 27, 1,046 teams finished the Hood to Coast relay race in Oregon, one of the most popular running relays in the world. The race starts at Mount Hood and goes west for 198 miles, finishing along the Pacific Ocean at Seaside. One of these 1,046 teams featured 12 adaptive athletes: Several […]

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REI’s New Gear Collection Is Made Specifically for Black Customers

REI and the California-based organization Outdoor Afro have collaborated to launch a new line of technical apparel designed for Black outdoor enthusiasts. The co-branded Outdoor Afro + REI line has been in the works for the past two years and addresses issues that Mapp and others have raised about the clothing options available for Black […]

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Donald Lawson Is Poised to Rip Up Sailing’s Record Books

On a rainy fall morning in 2005, Donald Lawson got a phone call from his sailing hero, Bruce Schwab, asking if he would be willing to drop everything and join him on a trip down the East Coast. Lawson, then 23, had been honing his sailing skills for more than a decade, first at Baltimore’s […]

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