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November & December 2014

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Challenge Sports

Cycling: Handcycling & Tandem 10-4-14 Ride from Monterey

2014-2015 Season

Quad Rugby
2014-2015 Season

River Cats Independence Field: Baseball & Wheelchair Softball - Fall 2014

Power Soccer

Swimming: Pannell Meadowview Pool


Aaron Roux's Journey

Art Savage Tribute


Play Dates - 2014

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Baseball Programs for Children, Youth and Adults held on a fully accessible baseball field

Baseball Program for Children, Youth and Adults Spring/Summer Program Runs April-June Fall Program Runs September/October

Photo by A. Alfaro of Sacramento BeeBaseball Program and Volunteer Registration Forms

2014 Fall RCIF Baseball Program Schedule (PDF) 176 KB

2014 Fall RCIF Baseball Program Registration Form (PDF) 97 KB

2014 Fall RCIF Volunteer Registration Form (PDF) 169 KB


Driving to RCIF Driving directions to RCIF (PDF) 23 KB

United States Quad Rugby AssociationWheelchair or Quad Rugby is a fast paced and competitive sport for individuals with physical disabilities that affect all four extremities.  
Players use special "Rugby Wheelchairs" to play the sport.  These chairs are very maneuverable and can take a hit or two.  Rugby players must be able to push their own wheelchairs.  

The Fall/Winter/Spring Quad Rugby Season offers programs on Tuesdays and Saturday, September 2014 through March 2015. For specific dates and times contact Coach Rick at or 916-804-1934 or Jenny at  or 916-808-6017.

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Sacramento Handcycling and Tandem Cycling Club

Join us on one of our cycling rides as we explore local and regional trails. Paralympic Sport Sacramento has bikes for loan, both handcycles for those with physical disabilities and tandem cycles for riders that are blind or have low vision. Please contact us prior to a ride to request to borrow one of our cycles or to ask for a sighted captain volunteer to ride one of our tandem cycles. Please contact our cycling Coordinator Rick Mason at  to learn more or to reserve a bike.

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Sports 'n Spokes Magazine Articles

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The Earthquake and Aftershock Goalball Teams

This year's Goalball Season ended in June.
For more information pertaining to next year's Goalball Season:
E-mail Coach Matthew at  or Jenny Yarrow at

What is Goalball?
Goalball is a sport designed for the blind and visually impaired.  The sport was originally created to assist in the rehabilitating of War veterans who lost their sight in WWII.  It is played with two teams of up to 6 athletes.  Three players per team take the court on opposing sides, they then take turns throwing a “Goalball” at each other.  The object of the game is to throw a ball that gets past the 3 other players on the other end of the court and into the goal.  Now this doesn’t sound to hard right? Well we have yet to discuss the most defining aspect of the game.  All players on the court are required to wear a blindfold, totally blinding athletes with partial sight allowing an even playing field for all the players.  This adds a twist to the game that forces the athletes to completely rely on their hearing.

Why play Goalball?
Goalball not only keeps the players who are involved physically active, but it also helps develop skills that can be used in everyday life. It helps with awareness to your surroundings, mobility and orientation, as well as communication skills. It also brings a team comradory that you won’t find in individual sports, not to mention there are many opportunities to compete on every level all the way up to the Paralympics.
For more information, you can e-mail Coach Matthew at  or
Jenny Yarrow at

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Challenge Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, and Power Soccer!
Calling all beginning or experienced, new or returning School-Age Athletes with Special Needs! If you want to get active, improve your coordination, meet great new friends and be part of a team, chances are Challenge has a fun sport that will interest you. Check our calendar – you can join in any time! Challenge Sports Website:

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Come and have fun, meet new friends, and have a great time playing soccer! Players learn basic skills in an athletic environment structured to their abilities whilealso learning valuable social skills working as a team.

$45.00 Registration/Insurance Fee also includes End of League Party as well as a Trophy and Pictures. Uniforms, if needed, are $55.00 (shirt, shorts and socks) and are available on game days. Don't forget to bring your own shin guards (required for play). Soccer Cleats are fine, but not required (many kids wear tennis shoes).

Athletes that use manual wheelchairs, walkers, crutches or other assistive devices are welcome and encouraged to join.

Challenge Sports Power Soccer

Power Soccer Player Jessica Manu Power Soccer Player Michael Brahim

NEW: We have an exciting opportunity to play Power Soccer here in the Davis area,  we are looking for players for the Sacramento team. Playing in tournaments is not required to play.

This year's season ended in June.
Please contact Lara Hawthorne at (916) 847 7745 or for the upcoming season.

Cost: To play - $15 reg fee + $5 at each practice.  To compete: $50-150/year depending on fundraising success and donated materials. Fees cover: team registry, insurance, misc supplies (tape!), and gym time rental.
Contact Lara Hawthorne at (916) 847 7745 or for additional information.

Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities. Power Soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power chair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals. Power Soccer is a very active and growing sport, both nationally and internationally.

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Pannell Meadowview Recreational Pool

2450 Meadowview Road - Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center

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The Pannell Meadowview Community Center Pool is open June through August. The pool is fully accessible and includes on-site changing rooms. "Aqua Chairs" are available for people that use wheelchairs to transfer into to make entering and exiting the pool a breeze. The pool has a beach (zero) entry. The pool is heated to 80 degrees, but not heated during the summer. There is ample free accessible parking.

For those that would like to enjoy our other pools independently, lifts are also available at Clunie, Doyle, Johnston, McClatchy Park, Natomas High School, and George Sim pools.

Access Aquatics swim lessons are available at Clunie, Doyle and Pannell Meadowview pools during the summer. Classes are open to children, teens and adults of all abilities. Access Aquatics welcomes and encourages injured, ill or wounded veterans that would like join in the fun and get in “the swim of things” at one of our fine classes.

To enroll in one our Access Aquatics swim classes, call the Aquatics Section office at (916) 808-2306 or e-mail to

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Our goal is to allow opportunities for children of all abilities to interact and socialize with new and old friends.

This Accessible Playground is a place where children with disabilities can play alongside children with typical abilities.

  • Parents/guardians will also be able to get together to share some of their own experiences, network and local resources will be available.
  • Healthy Snacks and Drinks will be provided.
  • Full inclusion play program for ages 1-10
  • Parks – Southside Park and McKinley Park

2014 Tentative Play Date Schedule

Saturdays: April 12 / May 3/ June 21/ July 12/ Aug. 23/ Sept. 20
Sundays: April 27/ May 18/ June 8/ July 20/ Aug. 17/ Sept. 7
Time: 10:30- 1:30
Please contact Jenny Yarrow at  For more information and sites.

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