“BORP, and particularly the wheelchair basketball program under the direction of Coach Trooper Johnson, has dramatically changed my son’s life tractory.”
-Zimra Vigoda, mother of youth player, Amit Vigoda
BORP changes lives through the power of sports and recreation. From the moment a person pushes onto the court to play ball, rides a hand cycle for the first time, or embarks on a group trip to explore parts of the California coast the previously seemed inaccessible, they discover a world of new possibilities.
From BORP participant surveys:
93% of youth participants report increased confidence and self-esteem.
88% of youth participants report improved decision-making and goal setting.
79% of youth participants report increased leadership skills.
80% of all participants report increased social connections and supportive relationships.
84% of all participants report increased ability to lead an active lifestyle.
76% of all participants report increased strength, fitness, or mobility.