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Paralympic Sport Reno: U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the City of Reno have partnered to create Paralympic Sport Reno. Paralympic Sport Reno is a community-based sports club developed to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level and raise the profile of Paralympic sport nationally. Contact us for a detailed schedule of activities and clinics.
About U.S. Paralympics: U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities.
Wheelchair Sports - Two adult programs are offered by the Sierra Challenge Athletic Association in cooperation with Paralympic Sport Reno:
Wheelchair Rugby - One of the fastest growing wheelchair sports, it is fast paced and competitive. Designed for wheelchair users with limitations of all four extremities. Contact Todd Wolfe at 530-386-3340.
Wheelchair Basketball - The Silver State Highrollers Wheelchair Basketball Team offers a competitive experience with weekly practices and in and out of town league play from October to May. Contact Scott Youngs at 775-682-9056.
OUT and ABOUT: This community outing program, is geared for teens/adults 15 yrs and up with disabilities
and their caregivers/companions. Join us for bowling, fishing, cooking and much more!
Special Olympics Nevada: We are proud to be a participating agency in Special Olympics Nevada, a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of adults and children with developmental disabilities. The City of Reno serves as a resource and host site for Special Olympics competitions and volunteers.
Project Fit Reno: City of Reno Receives Grant for Fitness Program for Individuals Living with SCI.
Sponsored by the Neilsen Foundation, Project Fitness provides weekly fitness classes and an all inclusive facility membership pass to promote a continuum of service, transitioning individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury from the hospital to their home communities. Participants can continue to work on their home rehabilitation program and personal fitness goals. Classes will be taught by a Renown Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Therapist and City of Reno fitness instructor.
When: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm
Where: Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center - 1301 Valley Road
What: Classes will focus on:
• Orientation to equipment
• Assessing fitness level
• Teaching proper technique to develop strength
• Endurance and flexibility
• Personal fitness goals
Upon completion of the four week course, participants are eligible to receive a FREE, all inclusive
facility membership which is activated for one full year.
For more information:
Military Sports Camp: Annually the City of Reno with the generous support of its presenting sponsors and local adaptive sports programs host 15 disabled veterans and injured service members and their spouse/guest for a multi-day Military Sports Camp. All skill levels are welcome. This program is not just about sports; it’s also about attitude, camaraderie and promoting healthy, active lifestyles. There is no cost to Military Service Men or Women and their guest. Registration preference will be given to Nevada Service Members and Residents. For more information contact April Wolfe at (775) 333-7765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Hero City of Reno: - FLYER - The Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) Program supports Spinning Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs presently at 46 different Military Hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, Wounded Warrior Units and VA Locations around the United States and in Germany to help injured veterans overcome the obstacles they face.
Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program for many reasons; most importantly:
1. Cycling is an activity that almost all patients with physical and/or psychological disabilities can participate at their individual level.
2. Ride2Recovery Project HERO provides expertise, training, events and site location support to promote a fuller recovery in the rehabilitation process.
3. Specially adapted bikes are designed and built by Ride2Recovery to suit individuals needs, making it possible for almost everyone to participate in the program.
Additional information about R2R can be found on our website at:http://ride2recovery.com/
Fit but Not Forgotten: - FLYER - City of Reno hosts weekly community based fitness class in our facility weight room. Classes will be taught by a VA Physical Therapist or City of Reno Certified Fitness contract instructor. Disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces will be required to participate in a minimum of 4 structured classes to be eligible for a FREE all inclusive facility membership. See attached flyer for more information.