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2018 Thranhardt Golf Classic
When: 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 26th

Where: Furry Creek Golf and Country Club, Vancouver, Canada

Cost: $195.00 or $750.00/foursome

Furry Creek is known as “British Columbia’s Most Scenic Golf Course ” – and for good reason. Surrounded by the sparkling Howe Sound Bay, towering aged trees and snow peaked mountains, Furry Creek encompasses what British Columbia is all about.
Our Feat ured Sponsor: Endolite
New Endolite Foot Range with Sandal Toe Footshell
The Endolite K3 Carbon Foot Range with Sandal Toe Footshell is now available. It offers a more natural look and provides flexibility of footwear choice with its new sandal toe design. It is available in both a Light and Dark shade to help better match skin tones and offers additional width options helping you to find the perfect fit.

Endolite’s K3 Carbon Feet with Sandal Toe, includes but is not limited to, Elan the Echelon range and the award winning Linx; the world’s first fully integrated limb system which is designed to deliver an experience which mimics the incredible and complex structure of the human leg. The addition of the Sandal Toe Footshell is the ultimate complement to Endolite’s Biomimetic Hydraulic feet.
To find out more about Endolite’s new range of feet with the Sandal Toe Footshell, their
hydraulic ankle range or any other products visit: www.endolite.com
Please contact your Practitioner to determine which Endolite product is the right fit for you. 
Amputee Coalition First Swim and First Dance
They say a pictures is worth a thousand words!
"Life changing", "inspiring", "uplifting" and "it meant the world" are just some of those thousand words...
First Swim and First Dance at the Amputee Coalition National Conference in Tucson, Arizona last week.
UW First Swing Learn to Golf
The MSOP students of the University of Washington hosted a day long First Swing Learn to Golf Training and Clinic on the UW campus at the school’s driving range facility.

Morning session was led by National Amputee Golf Association First Swing instructor, Bob Tipton, PT and gave students information about teaching golf to the physically challenged population with an emphasis on safety and adaptive equipment.

Students were able to try out the equipment on their own and then had the opportunity to work with over 18 participants in the afternoon clinic session of the day. This was the second time that the UW students have hosted a First Swing event, under the direction of OPAF & The First Clinics and we saw several repeat attendees. The afternoon clinic saw a large variety of participants, from stroke survivors, individuals with lower and upper limb amputations and multiple trauma survivors.
“The UW students are responsible for coordinating First Clinics and secure venue, sponsors, handle marketing and learn about event planning and giving back to the community that we serve. Tess Braun, Paco Galvan and their classmates did a wonderful job” said Robin Burton, OPAF Executive Director.

Local sponsors included FabTech Systems , Cascade DAFO and the University of Washington.
News from OPAF
Call for OPAF Board of Directors Nominations
OPAF & The First Clinics, serving as the philanthropic arm of the US Orthotic & Prosthetic Community has begun its annual search for individuals who would like to participate within the O & P community through service on the OPAF Board of Directors. Board members serve a one, two or three year term and are required to attend at least one of the two face to face board meetings held in conjunction with the AOPA and Academy national meetings. Additionally, directors are expected to be vitally involved in the ongoing work of OPAF & First Clinics with adaptive recreation and to take an active role with all of our fundraising efforts.

Nominees are needed at this time for up to three seats on the Board of Directors.
Help OPAF and the First Clinics provide adaptive recreation to those with physical and mobility challenges. Support OPAF’s silent auction through a tax-deductible donation of an item for bid. Download a donation form.

Thank you for partnering with OPAF in giving the gift of, “Yes, I can!”
Silent Auction will be online!

OPAF will host our Silent Auction in Vancouver as part of the AOPA National Assembly. This is one of our most important fundraisers of the year. And this year the Auction will be held ENTIRELY ONLINE to expand our reach to those not attending the assembly and to save our donors the expense of international shipping.

OPAF needs your help and support to continue our mission. Please consider donation an item to help us reach our goals!

Check the "OPAF calendar” as First Cinics are being added across the country each week and we want you to know when we will be
in your neck of the woods!
Robin's Reminders
Check the calendar as we are adding First Clinics and Trainings across the country!

Thank you,
Thank you to all our Sponsors