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Wheel:Life Sponsors Get Out, Enjoy Life Contest with Sports ‘N Spokes Magazine & LASCI


wlifebannerGOELFor the third consecutive year, SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has teamed up with UroMed’s nonprofit program Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI) and the online community, Wheel:Life,  to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer”.  Beginning July 15th, the SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, Wheel:Life and LASCI Facebook pages will feature a daily listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.

“When we first brainstormed this event three years ago, our goal was to encourage friends who use wheelchairs to get out of the house throughout the summer, and to help them explore new activities, inclusive events and accessible vacations.  Wheel:Life exists to improve life and lifestyles for everyone who uses a wheelchair, and we are thrilled to share the GOEL program with our community,” Wheel:Life Director Lisa Wells says.

This year’s GOEL theme centers on Extreme Sports, and the program will spotlight activities like wheelchair racing, accessible amusement parks, assistive scuba diving and other unique outings.

View the full program details at: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/5661/get_out_enjoy_life_2013
See what you can expect in the video below:

Get Out, Enjoy Life 2013 from SPORTS N SPOKES on Vimeo.

GOEL 2013 Extreme: How To Play
From July 15 to July 28, 2013, the S’NS, Wheel:Life and LASCI Facebook groups will share links to each of the featured accessible programs, places, and events, spotlighting one per day on each social media page.  Viewers can comment on the posts to be eligible to win daily prizes that include a sports backpack courtesy of Hollister Incorporated.

hit_the_roadwithout_lifelowres450wParticipants also may submit photos of related family vacations and weekend outings to be considered for one of 4 Grand Prizes.  Winners from the related photo contest will receive the Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack and the grand prizes listed below.
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS HERE.

  1. The first place winner will receive a brand new Invacare Top End Excelerator stock hand cycle courtesy of Top End and other prizes.
  2. The second place winner will receive a set of Morph Wheels courtesy of Maddak, Inc. and other prizes.
  3. The third place winner will receive a $200 gift certificate courtesy of At Home Medical supply company and other prizes.
  4. A Participation Award will be designated for a fourth prize winner that includes a free accessible van rental for one week, courtesy of AMS Vans and other prizes.

Contest details and official rules viewable at: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/3692/photo_contest_rules

Submit your snapshots as you get out and enjoy life this summer for your chance to win!

Submit your snapshots as you get out and enjoy life this summer for your chance to win!

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Thank You To Our Sponsors
Event sponsors include Invacare Top End, At Home Medical, Hollister Incorporated, Maddak, Inc., AMS Vans and many other supporters that will be recognized throughout the program. Please take a minute to visit our sponsors. Their donations and support allow us to continue this exciting event every year.

Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Continence Care offers a customized service program for intermittent catheter users; The Secure Start® services program. Whether you’re new to catheterizing or an experienced user just looking for options, the Secure Start services program has information on a full range of products, so you can find the best fit for you.  From the moment you enroll, the Secure Start services program puts you in charge of your life. This extensive program costs nothing and features the unrivaled service of our dedicated team, as well as ongoing support for all your intermittent catheterization needs. For more information about the Secure Start service program, and to find out how you can enroll today, please visit www.hollisterpeoplefirst.com/programs.

Invacare Top End
Top End, just as the name implies, is all about performance. We are on top from our high performance rigid everyday chairs to our sports products for racing, basketball, tennis or hand cycling. http://www.topendwheelchair.com/

Be sure to enter the GOEL photo contest for your chance to win a set of Morph Wheels, along with other prizes!

Be sure to enter the GOEL photo contest for your chance to win a set of Morph Wheels, along with other prizes!

Morph Wheels/Maddak, Inc.
The folding wheel was originally conceptualized as a folding bicycle wheel by Duncan Fitzsimmons when he was a graduate student at the Royal College of Arts in London. After receiving public attention and calls from the wheelchair community telling him that this concept would be invaluable to wheelchair users, he redesigned it as a wheelchair wheel. Maddak further developed the wheel after careful consultation with the community, and are happy to introduce MORPH™ Wheels–the world’s first ever foldable wheelchair wheel! http://morphwheels.com/

AMSvansAMS Vans
AMS Vans, Inc., serving customers nationwide since 1999, is a premier online wheelchair van dealership dedicated to providing new, newly modified, and used wheelchair accessible transportation at the most affordable prices possible, with a low-price guarantee on all newly modified, AMS-brand wheelchair vans. The company sells, converts, and rents accessible transportation, and buys both used handicap vehicles, as well as qualified, used minivans for modification. http://www.amsvans.com/

At Home Medical
At Home Medical Products specializes in Urological Supplies, Adult Incontinence, Ostomy, Personal Care and Skin Care. We stock all types of Urological urinary catheters including Intermittent, Foley, Closed System, and External Condom Catheters from leading medical suppliers including Coloplast, Hollister, Cure, Bard, and Rochester Medical. Convenient and discrete home delivery of adult briefs and incontinence products. http://www.athomemedical.com/

sns_watermarkAbout SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine
SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 50,000 subscribers in 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life, all having one thing in common: determination!  SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community.  For more information, visit http://www.sportsnspokes.com

Join Wheel:Life on Facebook for more resources, friends and fun!

Join Wheel:Life on Facebook for more resources, friends and fun!

About Wheel:Life
Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people find quality health and medical resources, and related research and news, as well as networking within peer support groups and enjoying a full and active life as a wheelchair user.  Visit us at www.wheel-life.org.

About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, [http://www.uromed.com] one of the largest urological supply companies in the country.  Join more than 16,000 friends in our Facebook support community at: http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline

 

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Advocating for Disability Rights with Stephanie Woodward and CDR

Editor’s Note: During a summer internship at the Center for ...

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Building Strength and Confidence with Handi Capable Fitness

Editor’s Note: A botched hernia operation during infancy left James ...

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Comfort Medical Sponsors Freedom Concepts to Help You Win An Adaptive Bike

Have you always dreamt of gliding down the street with the wind in ...

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Experience It All At the Abilities Expo!

Days are becoming shorter, nights longer, and the holiday season is ...

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ParaSportsLive: Bringing Adaptive Sports Coverage to the World

Editor’s Note:  When wheelchair user Tony Jackson’s original ...

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Introducing the New Cure Ultra Coude Intermittent Catheter for Men

Cure Medical has unveiled the new 16-inch Cure Ultra® Coude ...

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Get Ready for Rolling With Me’s Each By Name Conference

Wheel:Life, Comfort Medical, and Rolling With Me is excited to ...

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Smooth Sailing with David Gaston

Editor’s Note:  A Texas coast native, David Gaston has been in and ...

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Gain Traction This Fall with National Ramp

Summer is officially over and dreary winter weather is on its way. ...

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Wheelchair Dancers Organization Says Everybody Can Dance!

When life-long dancer Beverly Weurding was diagnosed with limb-girdle ...

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Pursuing Health and Happiness with Malaise Wheelchair Fitness

Editor’s Note: Justin Malaise grew up in small-town Wisconsin as a ...

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Former Ms. Wheelchair Illinois Continues to be a Voice for the Community

Editor’s Note: Born with spina bifida, Kim Brown has been a ...

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Dare to Discover the World of Accessible Travel With Handiscover

Editor’s Note: Sebastien Archambeaud has always loved traveling, so ...

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Made for Kids! The Pediatric Hydrophilic Cure Catheter + Free Backpack Program

Parents only want what’s best for their children and keeping them ...

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Wheeling, Driving, Bowling, Preaching, Parenting…Johnny Hudson Does It All Hands-free!

Editor’s Note: Johnny Hudson was born in 1977 with unforeseen ...

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The Abilities Expo is Coming To Boston!

Boston awaits with open arms. This September 8–10, head over to the ...

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Comfort Conversations: Change Starts with You – Becoming an Advocate

Join us every other month for Comfort Conversations, a discussion ...

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WheelchairTravel.org: Blazing the Trail Towards an Accessible World  

Editor’s Note: After sustaining severe burns during a car accident ...

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The Artfully Gifted Foundation – Serving Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Editor’s Note: The Artfully Gifted Foundation (a non-profit) was ...

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How the SCRS-IL Can Help You Live Independently

Editor’s Note: When triple degree holder Jose Gonzalez returned ...

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Peter Arballo Never Gave Up on Himself — Neither Should You

Editor’s Note: Peter Arballo was born in Southern California to ...

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Full Speed Ahead with Endurance Racer Michael Johnson

Editor’s Note: Michael Johnson of Lansing, Michigan, started racing ...

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The Extraordinary Life of Triple Amputee Monica Vickers

Editor’s Note: Monica Vickers was born in 1954 missing both legs ...

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Rick Hayden Rolls on Capitol Hill for Your Rights

When Rick Hayden visited the US Capitol last week, he went with your ...

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Gear Up for Abilities Expo Chicago

Calling all Midwesterners — Abilities Expo is coming to Chicago! As ...

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Run, Jump, and Throw Stuff with Angel City Sports

Editor’s Note: Clayton Frech is the CEO and founder of Los ...

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Sled Hockey with Coach Koz

Editor’s Note: Sled hockey (also known as sledge hockey) is almost ...

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Summer Solutions with STYLEDWEL

Editor’s Note: Mary Marshall, founder of STYLEDWEL, created ...

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Following Your Inner Guidance with Kristina Rhoades and How National Ramp is Helping Her Do It

Editor’s Note: Kristina Rhoades is a mom, wife, speaker, writer, ...

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Comfort Conversations: Finding Encouragement Through Peer Support Groups

Join us every other month for Comfort Conversations, a discussion ...

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Allen Beauchamp on Life, Love and Hockey

My name is Allen Beauchamp, and I’m 43 years old. I live in a ...

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Yoocan Get Empowered!

Editor’s Note: Inspired by a family member with disabilities, Moshe ...

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Introducing the Cure Ultra: Ready to Use Catheter for Men

Cure Medical has unveiled the new 16-inch Cure Ultra™ Intermittent ...

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Refuel and Rejuvenate At Abilities Expo New York Metro

East coasters, or anyone within striking distance, gear up for ...

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Criptaedo: Breaking Boards and Barriers

Editor’s note: Paul Brailer, aka Criptaedo, was born with spina ...

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Rolling Forward with Amputee Advocate Stella Sieber

I’m currently 63 years old and live in Durham, North Carolina. ...

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Stroke by Stroke: Moving Forward with Mallory Weggemann

Editor’s Note: At 18 years old, Mallory Weggemann walked into the ...

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Comfort Conversations: Finding Your New Normal After a Spinal Cord Injury

Join us every other month for Comfort Conversations, a discussion ...

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Glenn Moscoso: Wheelchair Daddy

Editor’s note:  Glenn Moscoso is a husband and father living with ...

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Avoiding Slippery Slopes with Garth Walker and National Ramp

Editor’s Note: After selling his prior business, Garth Walker went ...

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The National Sports Center for the Disabled: Finding Self-Confidence through Personal Challenge

Editor’s Note: The National Sports Center for the Disabled, founded ...

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Wheeling around the World with Susie Twydell

Editor’s Note: Based in England, Susie Twydell, an avid traveler ...

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Amplitude Media Group: Closing the Information Gap

Wheel:Life is thrilled to announce their newest community partner, ...

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Accessible Hiking, Camping and Fishing? WOW!  

Editor’s Note: Wilderness on Wheels (WOW) is a foundation and a ...

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Comfort Conversations: Events, Free Packs, and More with James “Woody” Beckham

Editor’s Note: The Woody Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ...

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Jenn Sexton Shares Her Secret for Independence: An Extra Long Cure Catheter

Jenn Sexton was five weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Thomas, ...

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Glen Schlotterbeck: Reinvent Yourself!

Editors note: As a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Glen ...

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Educate, Energize, and Enlighten at Abilities Expo Los Angeles

The Abilities Expo is back in Los Angeles and gearing up to show you ...

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Juan Sebastian Betancourt: Changing the Way Businesses Serve People with Disabilities

Editor’s Note: Juan Betancourt is on a path to change the world for ...

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AccessibleIndonesia: Making Travel Accessible in a Non-Accessible Country

Editor’s note: Kerstin Beise, a German physiotherapist, who also ...

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A Lesson on Living Life to the Fullest with Hydred Makabali

Editor’s note: Hydred Makabali, born and raised in England and now ...

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Knocking Down The Pins of Life with Wheelchair Bowling Champion Kenneth Hill

Editor’s Note: Fifty-year-old Kenneth Hill from Plainfield, ...

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Take Your Wings and Fly with Denise Horn

Editor’s Note: Fifty-six-year-old Denise Horn of Janesville, ...

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Ashley Hutson Wilson Beat a Small Chance of Survival to Live a Full Life

Editor’s Note: Thirty-one year old Ashley Hutson Wilson from Kyle, ...

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Jam with Mel Bergman: Creator of Wheely Guitars

Editor’s Note: Mel Bergman of Camarillo, California, is the ...

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Gary “Tiger” Balletto: Champion Prize Fighter Who Rolls with the Punches

Editor’s Note: You can capture a ferocious wild tiger and put him ...

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Meet Robby Heisner: Creative Entrepreneur on Wheels

Editor’s Note: Robby Heisner of Smyrna, Georgia ...

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The National Rifle Association’s Adaptive Shooting Program with Dr. Joseph Logar

Dr. Joseph Logar Editor’s Note: Dr. Joseph Logar has his doctorate ...

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The Rollettes Take On an E.P.I.C. Project to Empower Others

Editor’s Note: Chances are, you’ve seen these ladies ...

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Speak Up Now to Save Your Wheelchair: Fight Medicare Cuts

Your window is narrowing to preserve access to mobility equipment – ...

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Go Further Together with GRIT: Stories of Community Support

Our friends at GRIT, the makers of the revolutionary Freedom Chair, ...

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Paralyzed Veteran’s Mom Awarded Dream Trip by ElDorado Mobility

Editor’s Note: Serving our country as a military service member is ...

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Wheelchair Karate: Attack the Attacker with Kenneth Perry

Editor’s Note: Kenneth Perry from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ...

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Ditch Your Chair to Sit-Ski the Slopes with Tom Cannalonga 

Editor’s Note: Fifty-two-year-old Tom Cannalonga lives in Edison, ...

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Welcome to Wheel:Life

We are so glad you’re here! Wheel:Life is a global initiative ...

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