Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2010: Actively Achieving
The Seton Fund on behalf of the Brain and Spine Center
at University Medical Center Brakenridge
This Quality of Life grant will help to integrate an Adapted Handcycling Program into the ongoing Adapted Sports Program to help youths and adults with disabilities in the Central Texas area improve their level of cardiovascular fitness. Handcycles from the program will be utilized in several different outreach efforts, including: adapted sports camps held at locations all over Texas; Wounded Warrior and Veteran Programs in Austin, San Antonio, and Killeen, Texas; and an ongoing community loan program where individuals can check out handcycles to train for local and regional rides. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of programmatic equipment; specifically 2 Invacare Top End Excelerator Handcycles. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award # 1U59DD000338).
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