Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2010: Actively Achieving
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the creation of the Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for People with Disabilities, a 45,000 square-foot sports and fitness center (SPOFIT) currently being constructed that features two full-size basketball/rugby courts, an accessible running track, a 7,000 square-foot fitness center with fully accessible exercise equipment, and an aquatics center. The SPOFIT is located at the Disability Empowerment Center, which houses ten disability-related organizations, including the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association. Grant funds will be used exclusively to help underwrite the purchase of the following pieces of programmatic wheelchair-accessible fitness equipment: Infinity Triple Trainer with power display; Overhead Press; Chest Press; Row Machine; Lat Pull Down; and Dual Cable Cross. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award # 1U59DD000338).
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