14thStar Brewing Co. Creates New Penny a Pour Program to Support Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

KILLINGTON, Vt. (July 26, 2018) —Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a nationally recognized nonprofit providing sports and recreation for people with disabilities, has joined forces with 14thStar Brewing Co. to raise money to support the organization’s year-round programs.

“Our commitment to giving back to communities and veteran organizations where our beer is sold is always at the forefront of whatever we do,” said Steve Gagner, co-founder of 14thStar Brewing in St. Albans. The concept for 14thStar Brewing started on the back of a battle notebook in the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan, where Gagner, along with partner Matt Kehaya, served during their deployment. Its doors opened in 2012. “Our goal is to be outstanding corporate citizens and consistently produce quality products for our consumers.”

The New “Penny a Pour” program features Recruit Golden Ale. For every “pour” (tap, can, keg, etc.), 14thStar Brewing will donate a penny back to Vermont Adaptive to support its mission and programs. Recruit is a clean, crisp, and refreshing American Golden Ale with just enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness from the malts. The can design features a Marine Recruit standing on the yellow footprints. The first step every United States Marine Corps recruit takes is upon the infamous Yellow Footprints at Parris Island in San Diego where they learn how to stand at attention and begin the transformation from civilian to Marine.

“We’re grateful for our friends in the community who want to give back and support our mission and what we do,” said Jeff Alexander, director of strategic partnerships for Vermont Adaptive. “We’re looking forward to working with the folks at 14thStar to create more sports opportunities for our participants throughout the state.”

For more information and to learn about where you can find Recruit Golden Ale, visit


About Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year-round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional behavioral disabilities. Vermont Adaptive promotes independence and furthers equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients of all abilities from all over the world in three winter programming locations in Vermont – Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. Summer programs are provided statewide. For more information, visit

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