This grant will help to support the accessible community kayak project, which involves making the current community kayak program more accessible by the addition of a kayak equipped with outriggers for stability, a high back chair for support and a lightweight adaptive paddle. This will allow people with limited use of their upper bodies to be safe, competent and independent on the river. In summer 2011, two Paralympic military events will be hosted: rowing on June 4th and kayaking on July 2nd. Grant funds will help to underwrite programmatic equipment.
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