Through its Active Fund, the Kelly Brush Foundation provides grants for individuals with spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment. Past awardees have purchased handcycles, monoskis, sport chairs, racing chairs, hockey sleds, and much more. Next deadline, March 31, 2020.
On January 25, the staff and students of Miramonte High School held a wheelchair basketball tournament to benefit BORP. Together, they raised over $8,000 to support BORP’s youth programs!
Big thanks to all of them, in particular Chris Lavdiotis, Skip Tague and Nicole Meredith! All of us here at BORP appreciate your hard work!
The BORP Jr. Road Warriors took 2nd place in this exciting wheelchair basketball tournament, Feb 8-9, involving 10 teams and 90 athletes from 6 states.
The Jr. Road Warriors had wins over Utah, and Rancho (Los Angeles) before suffering their first loss to Seattle. The bounce back game against ParaSport set them up for the rematch against Seattle in the final. Congratulations to Seattle for the win and the championship!
Several Jr. Road Warriors received academic honors, including Sage Burtis, Avery Dauer, and Ella Rodriguez. Ben Thornton was named to the All-Tournament Team.
The tournament marked the final home games for Ben Thornton and Garnett Silver-Hall. These amazing young athletes have been accepted into the University of Arizona and both will be playing basketball in Tucson next year. Congratulations Garnett and Ben!
Every year, 400+ youth and adults with disabilities use BORP’s Adaptive Cycling Center. To keep this amazing resource running, we need to raise $235,000 this year.
That’s why we’re launching the 2020 BORP Cycling Center membership drive. If you use the Center, or believe it’s a valuable place for our community, become a member today. Suggested annual membership is $100.
Everyone giving at the $100 level and above will receive a BORP Water Bottle when you next visit the Cycling Center.
Memberships are optional donations and we never turn away anyone for lack of funds.
The Center had limited winter opening hours, but starting March 3, it’ll be open Tuesdays, Thursdays (12-7) and Saturdays (9-4).
Many national parks are quite accessible and make for a great vacation destination, but you need to plan early to stay in the parks.
Great resources to help you get started are the newly released guidebook, Barrier-Free Travel: National Park Lodges for Wheelers and Slow Walkers, by Candy Harrington and an online Outside Magazine article about the best 25 accessible trails in the U.S.
And don’t forget to apply for your National Parks America the Beautiful Access Pass that offers discounts to qualified persons with disabilities.
For accessible N. CA travel ideas & info, check out Access Northern California.