Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith Announces U.S. Adaptive Recreation Recreation Center as 2022 Non-Profit Organization of the Year

APPLE VALLEY, CA – Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith, who represents the San Bernardino County Mountain Communities, announced Thursday that he had selected the United States Adaptive Recreation Center as his 2022 Non-Profit of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District.

The U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center was founded in 1983 to ensure that access to skiing is available to people of all types of disabilities. The organization offers year-round adaptive recreation programs in Big Bear Lake, CA. From December to March, physical and cognitive limitations are redefined through skiing and snowboarding. In July and August, the organization utilizes the lake for water skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and fishing.

The U.S. Adaptative Recreation Center will be honored in a ceremony in Sacramento on June 8th on the West Steps of the Capitol.

Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith (R-Apple Valley) is a retired small business owner and a longtime advocate for California’s taxpayers. He is the former three-term mayor of Hesperia. Smitty and his wife, Margaret, have been residents of the 33rd Assembly District for over 32 years, where they raised their two children together. Learn more about Smitty at: