Jesse is an experienced winter mountaineer. With the Holman Prize, he would lead an expedition on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. If successful in ascending a peak that hasn’t been climbed, he would propose the peak be named “Blind Ambition”.
Nicolas is an athlete who hopes to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. With the Holman Prize, he would train and complete in the Coolangatta Gold race in Australia which involves kayaking, swimming, running and paddling a surfboard.
Terri is a writer, disability rights advocate and a marathon runner. She would use the Holman Prize to form Project Runstoppable, a program that empowers blind children through a running curriculum.
Pamela, an extreme sports enthusiast, enjoys many sports but her favorites are mountain biking and snowboarding. She would use the Holman Prize to train to heli-snowboard off the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Divyanshu, an entrepreneur and avid paraglider, would use the Holman Prize to facilitate mountaineering, rock climbing, scuba diving, paragliding and more for both his visually-impaired and sighted peers, with the hope of creating a larger dialogue around disability.
Mariano would use the Holman Prize to bring the sport of Beep Baseball to his home country of Argentina.