Get Out & Enjoy Life with Wheel:Life’s Accessible Travel Contest

Who's hitting the baseball diamond this summer? We want to see your pictures!
Who’s hitting the baseball diamond this summer? We want to see your pictures!

Summer is passing in epic fashion and many of you have already embarked on extreme adventures.  So what better way to celebrate summer than to roam?

It’s time for the Get Out, Enjoy Life 2014 contest with SPORTS ’N SPOKES, Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), and Wheel:Life.

Three sponsors. Triple the chances of winning.
In 2011, we introduced you to the idea of exploring your world and sharing those experiences with us by submitting your outdoor sporting or recreation pictures. And share you did. Just check out this year’s promotional video we put together of you getting out and enjoying life.

Get Out Enjoy Life 2014 from SPORTS N SPOKES on Vimeo.

Since we started, we’ve received more than 500 photos from around the globe depicting your adventures of accessible hiking, sit-skiing, and bungee jumping, to name a few. Oh yeah, we also handed out some really cool prizes, put the winner on our September 2013 cover, and gave out a brand-new race chair courtesy of Top End.


Well, now’s your chance to get in on the action during the Get Out, Enjoy Life 2014 contest. Join SPORTS ’N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, and LASCI starting June 2, 2014 as we highlight the many accessible destinations across the country and beyond!

That’s because last year we expanded the contest to our Canadian and European friends, and rightfully so, as Canada is home to one of the most extreme guys we’ve ever met. You may have seen photos of Lonnie Bissonnette base-jumping from the New River Gorge Bridge in his wheelchair during the annual Bridge Day.

Would you let someone catapult you across a lake in your wheelchair? Lonnie did!
Would you let someone catapult you across a lake in your wheelchair? Lonnie did!

So, get packed and be sure to check in daily on the S’NS, Wheel:Life, and LASCI Facebook pages for a chance to win daily. Don’t forget to bring the camera and send us those outdoor and recreational pictures. You could win big! Just can’t wait? Submit your photos here.

About The Program
Each day beginning June 2, 2014, you’ll find an accessible outdoor opportunity listed on the S’NS, Wheel:Life, and LASCI Facebook pages.  And, the best part is, when you comment on the postings, you’ll automatically be entered to win a prize associated with that event, program, or location. It could be a free pass to a park, tickets to a sports event, travel guides or accessories, or any number of exciting gifts!

To participate, simply visit the S’NS, Wheel:Life, and LASCI Facebook pages.

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.

Deepak K.C MongoliaSubmit Your Snapshots to our Photo Contest
The Get Out, Enjoy Life Family Snaps photo contest. We want to see the places you visit and the sports and recreational activities you enjoy. At the end of the contest on June 27, 2014 – three grand-prize winners will be selected from those who share pictures of themselves getting out and enjoying life this summer. Pictures can be posted using this simple form.

Three winners total will receive a Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack that includes an S’NS T-shirt, luggage tag, and carabiner all conveniently packaged into a Hollister backpack. First-place winner will win a custom-built Box Design wheelchair as well as the opportunity to have their winning photo make the September 2014 cover*. In addition, winning photos may be included in various S’NS, Wheel:Life, LASCI, and sponsor presentations, both online and print.

So, what do you win?

First Place Photo Winner
First-place winner will receive a custom built wheelchair courtesy of Mike Box Designs, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above, and based on photo quality, the cover spot of the September 2014 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 compensate the prize.


Second Place Photo Winner
Second-place winner will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to S’NS, a set of Morph Wheels, foldable wheelchair wheels/tires courtesy Maddak, Inc., and their winning picture featured as Final Frame in the September 2014 issue of S’NS, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above.


Third Place Photo Winner
Third-place winners will receive a $200 gift certificate courtesy At Home Medical, a complimentary copy of the September 2014 S’NS issue, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above. The winning photo will be featured as Spoke of the Week on the S’NS web site.


Daily Prizes
In addition to the grand prizes for our photo contest winners, participants who comment on our daily Facebook posts are eligible to win an assortment of goodies from generous sponsors like Coloplast, Hollister Incorporated, MV-1 and many more!


Contest Rules / Rights and complete prize listing can be found here.

sportsnspokesAbout 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  to view the latest issue.

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, 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

About LASCI:
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.

lasci logoIn 10 brief years following the accident, Burns made his own amazing advances as a recreational therapist for the Shepherd Center and in a lengthy career as a wheelchair racer, winning a gold medal in the Paralympics.

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. It’s a motivational program that takes place in rehabilitation hospitals and other locations, to assist disabled youth and adults who have recently learned they will be permanently using a wheelchair.

Life After Spinal Cord Injury is sponsored by UroMed, one of the largest urology medical supply companies in the country.



5 Responses

  1. This would be nice for my granddaughter who has cp. I take her camping and this would let her get into the water. Keep up the good work

  2. As a wheel chair user, this contest is awesome because it challenges me and my cohorts to get out into the world. With the technology that is available it is a matter of getting out and getting on. It is time to get rocking. Thanks for putting the contest out there for myself and others to participate in.

  3. My son was a soccer player prior to the accident, this allows him to see that life does not stop here, thanks everyone who made this possible

  4. I love having the opportunity to connect with others who are living an active life through adaptive sports! My 13 year old son uses a chair and is SO active and involved! Seeing what others are doing is a great inspiration!

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