Michael May's Community Service


Seeing Eye
Board of Directors since 2007

Sacramento Society for the Blind
Board of Directors 2000 - 2010

U.S. Association of Blind Athletes
Executive Member of the Board of Directors 1993 - 2004

Discovery Blind Sports International
Chairman of the Board 1995 - 1997; Executive Director, 1983 - 1997
In addition to starting blind ski programs at over a dozen resorts in Europe, North America and South America, Discovery had over 700 blind skier days annually at Kirkwood during Mike’s tenour. Discovery was responsible for training over 75% of blind Alpine International Medal Winners since the first Alpine World Competition in 1982. Mike May generated and was personally involved in dozens of international, as well as scores of local and national media pieces.

Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Member of the Board of Directors, 1995 - 1997
Serving the blind of the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind
Member and Vice-President of the Board, 1985 - 1987

Sensory Access Foundation
Member of the Advisory Committee on Employment of the Blind, 1983 - 1988

Project Hired
Member of the Board of Directors, 1984 - 1988

Lifeprints Magazine
Sports Editor, 1988 - 1995


Alpine Skiing - 1982 US National Champion for the Totally Blind

First World Alpine Championships in Switzerland, 1982 - Three Gold Medals

Second World Alpine Winter Championships, Austria, 1984 - Three Bronze Medals

First blind person ever to ski a demonstration run at the Winter Olympics, (1984 Sarejevo)

Speed Skiing with able-bodied skiers, 1984 - 1989- highest known speed for the totally blind, 65 MPH.

Wrestling - High School and Two Years at University

Intramural Soccer, Sky Diving, Tandem Cycling, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing.

Video clips available upon request.