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special event: Grant for Sports Equipment from The Hartford Demo on July 9

July 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Contact: Rick Smith, , 510-225-7030

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) Receives $35,000 Grant

from The Hartford For New Adaptive Sports Equipment

The Hartford and BORP Will Surprise Local Youth Athlete With Custom-Fit Sports Equipment

WHAT: Wheelchair basketball player and World Champion, Matt Scott, will join The Hartford to surprise local youth athlete with custom-fit sports equipment.

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP), a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, CA, committed to empowering lives through adaptive sports, was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from The Hartford for new adaptive sports equipment. In addition, The Hartford will surprise a local youth athlete with custom-fit equipment and accessories. The grant will enable BORP, a member of the Move United Network, to expand its programming with the addition of adaptive equipment for kayaking, wheelchair basketball, fitness programming, and archery.

WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2022

TIME:  10:00am – 10:30pm for athlete surprise gifting moment and equipment unveiling with sport demo/clinic for athletes to follow

WHERE: James Kenney Community Center: 1720 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710


  • Wheelchair basketball player and World Champion, Matt Scott
  • Youth Athletes
  • BORP athletes and the Bay Area community members, including staff, instructors, volunteers and supporters
  • Representatives from BORP and The Hartford will share comments on the program and will be available to the media.


Research indicates that quality of life and life satisfaction are significantly higher for people with disabilities who participate in adaptive sports. Adaptive sports equipment is expensive and often has to be customized. In fact, to be able to participate in sport and have a healthy life, adaptive athletes pay on average over seven times more for equipment than non-adaptive athletes. Adaptive equipment allows individuals with disabilities to experience the life-changing power of sports. The Hartford is a long-standing national leader in the adaptive sports movement.


July 9, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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James Kenney Recreation Center
1720 8th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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