Athlete Resources

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  kjoly@gaylord.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

Challenged Athletes Foundation (equipment 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

-CT Adaptive Cycling-  Contact Ken Messier (860) 543-5381 (cell)  www.ti-trikes.com   TiTrikes@aol.com

http://www.sportsabilities.com/– classifieds for purchasing equipment

-Bike-On-  http://bike-on.com -sells hand cycles (Note:  Achilles discount is not given to individuals but to Chapters only.  Please contact president@achillesct.org for details).

-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  kjoly@gaylord.org  (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)

OTHER ADAPTIVE RESOURCES

-Advanced Wheels-  http://www.advancedwheels.com/-ask for Jason for information about handicap vans, hand controls, etc.