Based in Denver, Colorado, XcelBeyond is an organization that provides financial assistance to developmentally disabled individuals for fun and enriching activities they otherwise couldn’t afford. A sponsorship might fund the cost of tickets to a concert or football game, expensive sports equipment, or a Rocky Mountain wilderness adventure. They even provide sponsorship for weekly lessons in music, art, dance, sports, and more. Many individuals in Nostalgia’s program have been able to take exciting trips, pursue hobbies and passions, and learn new skills with the help of XcelBeyond.
HILLS Inc., which stands for Healthy Independent Leisure and Lifestyles, offers a variety of trips all year long that focus on having fun, getting people active, and exploring the world! Some of those first time experiences include: camping, being away from mom and dad, exploring a national park, going to Disney World, flying on an airplane, or seeing the ocean for the first time. HILLS offers fully accessible trips all year long ranging from day trips in Denver to weeklong trips out of state. HILLS also provides 1:1 supervision for medical or behavioral concerns at no additional cost, and offers partial scholarships to those who qualify. At Nostalgia, we encourage participation in life-changing experiences like those offered by HILLS.
Sports Plus is a favorite stop for Nostalgia; these guys have helping us with equipment for over a decade. One of the biggest roadblocks to learning a new sport is the initial cost of buying equipment. Since 1980, owners Gary and Mark have been accepting consignment items and selling new and used equipment and clothing in their casual shop on historic Old South Gaylord Street. In addition to ski, snowboard, and hockey equipment in the winter and bicycles, golf, and tennis equipment in the summer, Sports Plus features one of Denver’s best selections of skates (inline, hockey, and figure), along with lacrosse equipment, baseball gloves, baby joggers, Burley trailers, and AquaSphere swim goggles.