For 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
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.
Participants 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.
- The first place winner will receive a brand new Invacare Top End Excelerator stock hand cycle courtesy of Top End and other prizes.
- The second place winner will receive a set of Morph Wheels courtesy of Maddak, Inc. and other prizes.
- The third place winner will receive a $200 gift certificate courtesy of At Home Medical supply company and other prizes.
- 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
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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.
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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/
Morph Wheels/Maddak, Inc.
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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
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About 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!
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]