Hal O'Leary


Hal O’Leary was the founder of the National Sports Center for the Disabled, which offers skiing and other sports for athletes with disabilities.

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My wife and I were volunteer instructors in the ski program for 10 years. We had so much fun and have great memories! Hal encouraged and helped me get into the University of Northern Colorado’s graduate school to pursue a degree working with people with disabilities. I have practiced as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for 30 years .

I will forever be indebted to him for his wisdom and kindness. He truly was a great human being!

From all of your friends in CT, or as you often referred to us, your CT family, thank you for 40 years of wonderful memories.

Worked for Hal as a ski instructor with adaptive ski program during the 1977-79 ski seasons.great guy ,did alot of good in this world and i am proud to have known him,worked for him.winter park will not be the same without him.Great American,SALUTE

My condolences go out to the O’Leary family. So sorry for your loss. Hal will be missed by many.

My condolences.

May your legacy live on.

This opened the door for a lot of amputees in a lot of sports and recreational activities.

It really hard to adequately put into words what the NSCD means to me. I first volunteered in 1988 and had a wonderful 22 years. Hal changed my life; I will always remember him stopping by in the Balcony House to say hi or give some insightful pointers in a clinic. I still have my copy of Bold Tracks he gave me. Thank Hal we miss you.