Challenged Athletes of West Virginia president Bob Spencer and David Begg’s widow, Karen, unveil the new sign dedicating “The Dave Begg Memorial Building,” which houses the Adaptive Sports Center at Silver Creek. Begg was instrumental in expanding the program and served as director until his death in June 2018. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

In 1983, challenged athlete and Valley Head resident David Begg joined the Challenged Athletes of West Virginia Adaptive Sports Program at Silver Creek Resort. By 1996, Begg filed for 501(c)3 non-profit status which helped the center grow from a small shack to the ski chalet that it is now. 

Begg dedicated his time to ensuring that all those who were interested in learning to ski and who wanted to enjoy the slopes at Silver Creek and Snowshoe would be allowed to do so. The program works with individuals with developmental issues, para-and quadriplegics and amputees of all ages.

The program suffered a great loss when Begg passed away in June 2018. His successor, Carol Woody, knew she had big shoes to fill, and wanted to make sure Begg’s legacy continued.

Last Saturday, the CAWV board, Woody,…

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