RESOURCES FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS (stay active year-round in other adaptive sports besides road racing!)
Gaylord Hospital Sports Association- Contact Katie Joly, Program Coordinator, for information about other adaptive sports, including paratriathlon. http://www.gaylord.org/why-gaylord/sports-association.aspx firstname.lastname@example.org (203) 284-2772
Leap of Faith (Adaptive Skiing) LOFskiers@gmail.com
Team Believe 923 (Endurance/Obstacle Events) https://www.facebook.com/TeamBelieve923/
Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness (Adaptive gym for all abilities in Bristol) https://oakhillct.org/Chapter-126
RESOURCES FOR FUNDING ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
The PLAN of Connecticut– http://www.planofct.org/charitable-trust-grants
An individual would not need to be involved with the PLAN to be approved for a grant. Their charitable trust is for anyone in the state of Connecticut who is disabled.
Challenged Athletes Foundation (equipment and training grants for athletes)–http://www.challengedathletes.org/site/c.4nJHJQPqEiKUE/b.8325463/k.AF50/Grant_Application.htm
CT Spinal Cord Injury Association- http://www.sciact.org/grants.asp
Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation– http://www.ohhf.org
Kelly Brush Foundation– http://www.kellybrushfoundation.org
The Tolland Fund– http://tollandfund.org
I Will Foundation– http://www.iwillfoundation.com
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation– http://www.christopherreeve.org
The Reeve Foundation cannot award grants to individuals, but the Information Specialist Team at the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) can help individuals identify resources that can provide financial assistance. Please call the PRC (800-539-7309) and request to speak with an Information Specialist.
The Randy Snow Push Forward Foundation (Play On! Scholarship Program)– www.randysnow.org
This foundation, established in 2011 to further the late Paralympic athlete’s dream of changing the lives of individuals with physical disabilities, is accepting applications for its scholarship program as of January 2014.
RESOURCES FOR PURCHASING OR RENTING ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
http://www.sportsabilities.com/– classifieds for purchasing equipment
-Disabled Sports USA- http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/resources/
-Oak Hill/New England Assistive Technology- http://www.ciboakhill.org/ Marketplace for used equipment
-Gaylord Hospital Sports Association- Contact Katie Joly, Program Coordinator, for information about hand cycles, recumbent bikes, and racing chairs http://www.gaylord.org/why-gaylord/sports-association.aspx email@example.com (203) 284-2772
-Northeast Passage- has an equipment rental program based in New Hampshire http://nepassage.org
-Achilles International http://www.achillesinternational.org Contact Joe Traum to borrow equipment for training or races (exception is during June and November-must pick up equipment in NYC)
-Advanced Wheels- http://www.advancedwheels.com/-ask for Jason for information about handicap vans, hand controls, etc.
-Watch for Me CT! (pedestrian & bicycle safety initiative) http://www.watchformect.org/