Nevada City to Host Parade for Paralympian Gold Medalist Evan Strong

Parade at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, on Broad Street, Nevada City.

Breaking News! In the best interest of event enjoyment and safety of all involved, we’ve decided that the Evan Strong Parade will be moved to the Miners Foundry.

The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

All those who applied to be in the parade will be introduced at the Foundry. There will be proclamations, certificates and entertainment. Food and Drink will be available for sale and many non-profits will be showcased. Evan will be there for photo opportunities and autographs.

FREED has created signs to be placed on Broad Street to notify spectators. Please help us spread the word!

See you at 6:00 p.m. at Miners Foundry.

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Nevada County became known as the heart of Gold Country due to the large quantities exported during the Gold Rush. But on April 1, Nevada City will honor one of its own for bringing the gold back home, as Paralympian gold medalist snowboarder Evan Strong will be celebrated with a hero’s WELCOME HOME event.

Strong, along with his family and supporters, will be welcomed home with a celebration at the Miners Foundry with live music, food and drink. Way Yum Sushi will offer organic sushi, hummus and fruit bowls, with $1 of every sale going to support the event. The will be autograph and photo opportunities with Strong and his gold medal.

Donated items, including snowboards and other athletic gear, will be raffled to benefit Nevada County’s FREED Center for Independent Living (www.freed.org) and Adaptive Action Sports (http://adacs.org) based in Summit County, Colo.

Evan is a member of Team Wheaties, and Wheaties will be at the event giving out autographed copies of the Wheaties box with Evan Strong on the front. Be sure to get your box at the event!

TV Broadcast

If you cannot attend, you can view the event at 7:30 p.m. on April 1st, 2014 (day of the event) here:

Disabled Access to Parade

Accessible Restrooms

  • Disabled access restrooms at the Miners Foundry and the public restrooms on Commercial Street

Accessible Parking

  • Spring Street parking lot (upper section, located behind The National Hotel)
  • Miners Foundry (rear parking lot)
  • Commercial Street (top of Commercial St. behind New Moon Cafe — some steep, uneven sections)

Hotels with Disability Accommodations

  • Northern Queen Inn – Nevada City.  Phone (530) 265-5824
  • Outside Inn – Nevada City. Phone (530) 265-2233
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Gold Miners Inn – Grass Valley.  Phone (530) 477-1700
  • Grass Valley Courtyard Suites – Grass Valley.  Phone (530) 272-7696
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About Evan Strong

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Strong, who resides in Nevada City, grew up in Maui, where he excelled at skateboarding. At 17, he lost his left leg as a result of a car accident. Through the Challenged Athletes Foundation in La Jolla, Calif. and Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County, Colo., Strong was introduced to and inspired by hundreds of challenged athletes. With the support of his family, he began training again and added snowboarding to his list of athletic endeavors — highlighted by his gold-medal performance at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Visit www.strongevan.com for more information about Evan Strong.

For more information on the parade and the homecoming celebration, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (www.nevadacitychamber.com).