NEWS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, 2014

Stolen Wheelchairs found in pieces...
SportAbility of Iowa's broken "Chairiots" found in Fairfax, IA.

   

Thieves not only stole SportAbility of Iowa's "chairiots" in December, but now almost half of the sport wheelchairs were discovered a few weeks ago in Fairfax, IA, hacked into pieces! One usable chair was also found.

 

Without these "chairiots" our athletes cannot participate in sport and recreation programs designed especially for their disabilities.

 

And it isn't just about the chairs. It's about getting kids and adults of all ages with disabilities into the activities the rest of us take for granted. It's about building confidence and adapting to life's challenges. It's about resiliency. These chairs are much more than just a means to play a sport or participate in a recreational activity.

 

 

These chairs represent the attitude that is SportAbility:

Adapt and Overcome.

 Nick Taylor and a new friend

We provide opportunities to help people of all ages with physical disabilities participate in life; we need your help to continue our mission.

 

A tax-deductible donation will help us

"Replace the Chairiots."  

 

  


(All donations are tax-deductible)
Adapted Sports Clinic and Paralympic Experience
Please join us for this annual event!
 
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Michael J. Gould Recreation Center 
Kirkwood Community College 
Cedar Rapids, IA

FREE!  
Friends and family welcome!

 

Experience hands-on learning in air rifle, archery, bowling, cycling, wheelchair tennis, and wheelchair basketball!

Special guest: Vern Willey
RAGBRAI expert and downhill skier 

 

Pizza for everyone!  

Enter to win door prizes!

Presented in cooperation with:

 


More on Accessible Travel
Websites help people with disabilities unravel the mysteries...

This website is a place to share information with others with disabilities who love RVing. It is a club with membership dues and is open to anyone with and without disabilities, although it focuses on accessible travel.

 

This website highlights the travels of a couple who has seen it all! The best aspect of this site is the advice they offer; through their experiences they tell you what to plan for, what to expect, and what to watch out for.  

TravAbled is a website that offers travel advice from people who have visited the places you want to go. They also offer booking tools so you don't have to leave the site to book your travel plans. 

Fundraisers!
Fundraiser #1: Carlos O'Kellys
Carlos O'Kelly's is hosting a fundraiser for the Iowa Make-A-Wish Foundation and SportAbility of Iowa!  

 


Carlos O'Kelly's locations are selling raffle tickets to raise money for Make-A-Wish and each location is partnering with a different local charity. Cedar Falls Carlos O'Kelly's chose SportAbility of Iowa! Learn more about this fundraiser on this Facebook page!
Fundraiser #2: Iowa Chairiots 13

Nikkie Glatt, of Thirty-One Gifts, has generously offered to donate her commission from merchandise sales through the month of March to SportAbility of Iowa! You can learn more about this fundraiser on this Facebook page! To shop, see the link here.

 

Thank you Carlos O'Kelly's and Thirty-One Gifts!

SportAbility of Iowa's EVENT CALENDAR

Support our fundraisers and visit Carlos O'Kelly's or shop online at Thirty-One Gifts!

Don't miss opportunities to help us "Replace the Chairiots" or any of our other programs. Check the Event Calendar regularly!

Our Event Calendar is the place to go for wheelchair basketball, adapted sport clinics and fundraising events. 

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