Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness, An Oak Hll Center
Chapter 126 sets the standard in providing health and wellness to those with physical disabilities through fitness and sports programming, promoting life-long health and personal empowerment. We are dedicated to ensuring that the quality, diversity and availability of our programs are equal to sports and fitness programs for those without disabilities.
The Connecticut Spokebenders are a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). As a registered team, we are provided insurance as well as the opportunity to participate in numerous tournaments across the country.
Groton Parks and Recreation
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) Community Service
Hospital for Special Care's commitment to sports and fitness extends far beyond the hospital grounds. For example, HSC is the managing sponsor of the Cruisers, a team of young, Connecticut athletes living with physical disabilities who compete locally, regionally, and nationally in wheelchair track and field competitions, where many Cruisers have set several national records.
Leaps Of Faith (LOF) Disabled Skiers
To build lasting confidence and fulfillment, through exposure and professional training in recreational and competitive water and snow skiing to both children and adults with disabilities.
Sports Association, Gaylord Hospital
The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital provides adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Northeast. We are dedicated to improving the lives of persons with physical disabilities and visual impairments through adaptive sports and recreation. Our goal is to empower individuals to embrace new challenges and to reach beyond the barriers to discover what is possible through adaptive sports. We provide opportunities to participate in over a dozen sports throughout the year.
Team River Runner Denver
Team River Runner (TRR), established in August 2004 by kayakers in the Washington, DC area, is a primarily volunteer non-profit organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors. TRR was initially established to help active duty military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who were recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. With the success there obvious and the opportunity elsewhere apparent, TRR expanded to other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chapter sites in 2007. TRR envisions a national network which creates innovative paddling programs designed to assist with the recovery of those injured while serving our country. Through paddle sports, TRR volunteers and partners provide local communities unique opportunities for the active, safe and positive support of healing service members and their families.