Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Del Taco Patrons Raise $31,862 for the National Ability Center

Annual Del Taco Fundraising Campaign Has Raised More Than 205,000 Over Past Seven Years

PARK CITY, UT (January 5, 2017) – For seven years running, locally owned Utah Del Taco restaurants and patrons have generously supported the National Ability Center’s mission to empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sports, recreation and educational programs. For a set time period in October and November, customers are able to add a donation of any amount to their order, with proceeds going directly to National Ability Center programs. More than $31,862, a seven-year high, was raised this year, bringing the seven-year total to more than $205,000


“Our partnership with Del Taco has directly impacted the lives of thousands by helping us provide adaptive and therapeutic recreation opportunities to people of all abilities,” said Gail Loveland, National Ability Center’s executive director. “Each year, we provide more than 30,300 experiences for individuals and that is accomplished through the generosity and kindness of the individuals and companies who support us.”  


The National Ability Center offers a vast array of seasonal and year-round programs, from alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to horseback riding, indoor rock climbing, archery, cycling, kayaking and much more. With all programs, instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by trained interns and volunteer assistants. More than 1,500 volunteers contribute over 29,300 hours annually. Many of the instructors and volunteers are also individuals with disabilities and serve as role models for the participants. 


As a testament to the success of the National Ability Center, a new supporter of the National Ability Center thanks Del Taco for connecting he and his daughter with the organization. Scott Lawson found out about the National Ability Center one day when dining at Del Taco. He saw the promotion for the National Ability Center at the store and called to sign up his daughter for the program.   He said skiing for his daughter Audrey would not be possible without the National Ability Center.  Audrey will be taking lessons throughout the winter with Scott by her side.



As a global leader in adaptive sports and recreation, the National Ability Center’s programs have been proven to promote higher outcomes and achievements in individuals facing disabilities. Individuals of all ages and abilities can take part in the National Ability Center’s programs, and, to eliminate any feelings of isolation for individuals with disabilities, friends and family members are encouraged to engage in activities alongside participants. 


“When first faced with the reality of a disability, many experience a loss of confidence, depression and lack of purpose in life,” said Loveland. “Our mission and goals center around building self-confidence and focusing on possibilities, rather than dwelling on what can no longer be done.” 


For more information on the National Ability Center, its programs and the generous Del Taco donation, please contact Christa Graff with Graff Public Relations, LLC, at 435.640.7921 or Additional information about the NAC is available at  


About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the leading community programs in the country that provides sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. World-class facilities and program excellence have also elevated the National Ability Center to be a premier provider and partner in the delivery of programs directly supported by the Wounded Warrior Project and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. The National Ability Center provides more than 28,000 experiences each year. For more information, visit


About Del Taco 

At Del Taco, all menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients, including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos, as well as American favorites, including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. In 2013, Del Taco announced a rebranding effort and the “UnFreshing Believable” advertising campaign to communicate the lengths the company goes to deliver quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly-prepared ingredients. Del Taco also serves breakfast, featuring a full line of breakfast burritos. Del Taco has 547 restaurants in 17 states serving more than three million guests each week. Consumers can receive coupons for free food by "liking" Del Taco on Facebook at or joining our Raving Fan eClub at For more information, please visit