“I constantly refer to skills I learned at Warren Wilson,” shares Pat Addabbo. “I’m reminded of just how amazing my four years were, and the countless ways Warren Wilson College has impacted my life.” In addition to youth mentoring for Disabled Sports, Addabbo oversees the community inclusion project, which provides training for community organizations so that they may increase recreation activities for disabled youth. The nationwide organization facilitates sports activities like skiing, rock climbing and wheelchair basketball for those with permanent disabilities.
Addabbo worked several semesters at the WWC auto shop, and has recently been able to put his skills to use by repairing a golf cart to help mobilize a soldier who had been injured overseas. “Warren Wilson alumni share a respect for hard work, the environment and giving back.”