How long have you been paralyzed and dreamt about trying some amazing adapted sport, but it never came to fruition because you never had enough funds? If this is you, listen up because a rare opportunity to receive free equipment is currently available.
The Kelly Brush Foundation, founded by Kelly Brush, a woman paralyzed in 2006 while skiing for her college team, is the foundation behind this good news. In early September, they held their annual Century Ride, a fundraising bicycle ride in Burlington, Vermont, but much to their surprise, they raised much more than was anticipated; $306,000 in fact, and much of that is going to purchase athletic adapted gear in grants.
From now until Halloween, October 31, 2013, they are accepting applications for adaptive gear grants. You must have a spinal cord injury, that is a must, but you can apply for any kind of adaptive equipment you need. While the foundation is highly involved in downhill skiing, they have given adapted gear to people for all kinds of sports.
Fishing, cycling, bowling, rowing, even horse carriage racing, any kind of adapted sport can be listed on the application. And if you’ve never filled out an application for a grant before, no stress – it’s really easy. Just go to the site here for the application.
It can be easy to forget about all of the free things we have access to, but only if you don’t know where to look. This adapted athletic gear grant opportunity is certainly one of the kind. You rock, Kelly Brush Foundation for providing such an awesome gift.
Kayaking, waterskiing, archery, you name it, now is the time to finally make that happen.
Visit the foundation’s site: Kelly Brush Foundation
Have you received a grant to help you out post-injury? Where was it from and how did it help improve your life?