It’s summer and that can only mean one thing …
it’s time for the Get Out, Enjoy Life 2015 contest with SPORTS ’N SPOKES, Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), Wheel:Life and introducing our newest sponsor, iPush Foundation. It’s our 5th year and we want to go everywhere, so join us during the month of June for a host of new accessible daily destinations and your chance to win some exciting prizes.
In 2011, we introduced you to the idea of exploring your world and sharing those experiences with us by submitting your outdoor sporting, recreation and travel pictures. And share you did.
Over the years, we’ve received hundreds of photos from around the globe depicting your adventures of accessible hiking, extreme chair skating and bungee jumping – to name a few. Oh yeah, we also handed out some really cool prizes, put the winner on our September 2014 cover, and gave out a brand-new wheelchair.
Well, now’s your chance to get in on the action during the Get Out, Enjoy Life 2015 contest. Join SPORTS ’N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, LASCI, and iPush Foundation starting June 8 -21, 2015 as we highlight the many accessible destinations across the country and beyond.
So, get packed and be sure to check in daily on the S’NS, Wheel:Life, LASCI and iPush Foundation Facebook pages for a chance to win daily destination prizes. Don’t forget to bring your camera and send in your accessible hot-spot photos. You could win big!
About The Program:
Each day, beginning June 8, 2015, you’ll find an accessible outdoor opportunity listed on the S’NS, Wheel:Life, LASCI and iPush Foundation Facebook pages. And, the best part is, when you comment on the postings, you’ll automatically be entered to win the daily prize pack.
To participate in the 2015 GOEL daily destination contest, simply visit the SPORTS `N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, LASCI and/or iPush Foundation Facebook pages, look for the daily destination posting and leave a comment. It’s that easy. You’ll be entered to win the daily destination drawing.
If you’re not already following us, click on the links to “LIKE” our Facebook pages, and you’ll be ready to roll! Remember, to be eligible to win the daily prizes you MUST COMMENT on the posts of places and programs we mention. Winners will be selected for each post each day after comments are reviewed.
The Get Out, Enjoy Life: Everywhere photo contest kicks off June 1. We want to see the places you visit and the sports and recreational activities you enjoy. At the end of the contest – June 30 – four grand-prize winners will be selected from those who share pictures of getting out and enjoying life this summer.
So, what do you win? Four winners total will receive the Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack that includes an S’NS T-shirt, luggage tag, and carabineer all conveniently packaged into a Hollister backpack.
First Place Photo WinnerFirst-place winner will receive a new Panthera X carbon fiber wheelchair [retail value: $11,000] courtesy of Triumph Mobility, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and based on photo quality, the cover of the September 2015 S’NS issue. Winning photos that do not meet our production and design resolutions will be placed in the Final Frame section of the magazine and the winner will receive a 2-year subscription to SPORTS `N SPOKES magazine.
Second Place Photo Winner
Second-place winner will receive a new Invacare Top End Pro-2 All Sport Sportschair, [retail value: $1995] a complimentary one-year subscription to SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and their winning photo featured in the Final Frame of the September 2015 issue of SPORTS ‘N SPOKES.
Third Place Photo Winner
Third-place winner will receive a new Frequency bodyboard kayak, [retail value: $749] courtesy of our newest participating sponsor Bellyak, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and their winning photo featured in the “Spoke of the Week” module on sportsnspokes.com.
Participation Award Photo Winner
This is set aside for our contest players who participate the most during the contest. This may include engaging in daily destination post or submitting the most photos. Winners will receive a $200 gift certificate courtesy At Home Medical, a complimentary copy of the September 2015 SPORTS `N SPOKES issue, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above. Your photos will appear on our social media cover art. Winning photo will be featured as “Spoke of the Week” on the S’NS web site.
The SPORTS `N SPOKES art director talks about what she looks for in a cover photo and what it takes to Land the Cover.
Special thanks to our daily destination participating sponsors:
Hollister – Cure – Bard – MV-1 – Edgepark – UroMed – 3E Love – Pride Mobility – Purell – Melio – RoboCup
We recently lost a faithful GOEL fan, musician and ADA advocate in a tragic accident earlier this month. On behalf of SPORTS `N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, LASCI and iPush Foundation, we honor the memory of Frank Barham and dedicate this year’s contest to his legacy. Without the right equipment, living to your potential can be impossible for someone with a physical disability. Frank Barham worked tirelessly to change that by raising donations to provide people with disabilities access to life changing wheelchairs.
About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES:
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 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. Visit www.sportsnspokes.com to view the latest issue.
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, related research and news;
•explore educational and employment avenues;
•research the proper adaptive equipment, assistive technology, home modification and home medical equipment for their needs;
•network within local and virtual peer support groups;
•discover accessible travel destinations; and
•enjoy a full and active life as a wheelchair user.
Visit us at www.wheel-life.com.
Created by Chris Malcom, a C7 quadriplegic, the iPush Foundation serves as a lifestyle resource and source of encouragement for anyone who uses a wheelchair. The iPush Foundation exists because of the generous financial support provided by At Home Medical – a self-pay medical supply provider that offers a wide array of products for wheelchair users.
LASCI founder Bert Burns is a C7 quadriplegic who first read S’NS in his early days of recovery after a life-changing car accident. “Every month as I was in rehab, I would go through the pages of SPORTS ’N SPOKES, amazed by the athletes they featured and hoping I could be one, too,” Burns says.
Burns formally began Life After Spinal Cord Injury as an outreach program in 2010 after more than 20 years of working with peer groups and the SCI community. Life After Spinal Cord Injury is sponsored by UroMed and Edgepark, two of the largest urology medical supply companies in the country.