At Vista, we are looking forward to several of our "fall favorites," which we will experience in new and creative ways...
Over the next six weeks or so, we will be sharing several of our "revised fall favorites" with you...we hope that the stories we share help to inspire you to be open-minded and flexible in your planning as well...
One of the reasons that fall is a busy and exciting time for Vista – our students, members, families, staff, and community members – is that we rally together for two impactful events, Tour de Shore and WALK for Vista.
For over a decade, Tour de Shore and WALK for Vista have made an impact on our community and the lives of our students and members.
For both the Tour de Shore and WALK for Vista, participants were traditionally encouraged to form teams and walk/ride together in large groups during their training, enjoying each other's company as they prepared for event day.
Images from previous years at Tour de Shore and WALK for Vista
Needless to say, this year our fall events will be different.
Instead of training and culminating at the respective events in large groups, participants are being encouraged to train independently, or with others as they are comfortable, while also exercising best practices like social distancing...documenting their efforts via photos and videos submitted to Vista – a portion of which we will be publishing!
Despite this major difference versus previous years' events, the core of both these events remains the same: connecting and strengthening the Vista community while having a good time and raising funds.
For example, for this year's Tour De Shore, long time Vista Champion Linda Rogen will once again be supporting our students and members looking to develop their cycling skills via her cycling team "The Space Coasters" (which our students and members are encouraged to join!)
Another example can be seen in one of our new Discover students, Henry, who is an avid hiker that also loves to cycle. Upon hearing that Vista is offering two virtual events which include his beloved hobbies, Henry did not hesitate to sign up. Henry and his parents are excited to connect with the Vista community through the Tour de Shore and WALK for Vista...(below are a few pictures of Henry enjoying a hike along a trail in Mt. Washington and cycling in his home state of New York.)
While our experiences this year are guaranteed to be different - just like Henry - we hope you can join us by participating in one of this year's virtual events!
We are determined to make new - but different - memories in 2020!
Proceeds from Tour de Shore benefit the Vista Endowment Fund, while a portion of WALK for Vista proceeds benefit the Edward Gallant Financial Aid Fund.