A publication of the City of Sacramento,
Access Leisure Department, (916) 808-6017
Page 3 - Fall 2013
Injured, Ill, and Wounded Veterans Sought
Paralympic Sport Sacramento is seeking Veterans and Wounded Warriors with physical disabilities or those that are blind or have low vision to participate in both Paralympic sports and recreational sport programs. Activities occur locally and regionally. Join us for our cycling program, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, swimming, goalball, or one of many other exciting opportunities. Contact Annie Desalernos at
email@example.com or 808-3809.
Adaptive Sports and Rec Association (San Diego)
Year Round sports include basketball, soccer, rugby, and cycling. Injured service members program. Sports mentors. 619-336-2764 www.adaptivesportsandrec.org
- Rolling Hoops 3-on-3 Wheelchair Basketball
- Paralympic Experience - Dec. TBA, San Diego Municipal Gym
Bay Area Outreach Program (BORP) offers wheelchair basketball, power soccer, goalball, youth sports, outings, adaptive cycling, and fitness. Visit www.borp.org or call 510-849-4663.
- Adult Wheelchair Basketball - Thurs 6:30pm
- Goal Ball—Wed 6:30pm
- Power Soccer—Sat. 2:30pm, 4:30pm
- Yoga for blind/visually impaired—Mon. 12:15pm
- Youth Sled Hockey—Sun., 3pm
- Youth Wheelchair Basketball—Sat., 9am, 11:30am
Break the Barriers (Fresno)
Phone: 559-432-6292 www.breakthebarriers.org
- Health & Fitness
- Martial Arts
- Swimming Lessons
- Veterans program—various sports
Catch a Lift
Catch a Lift ("CAL") is a non-profit
organization that assists wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with starting their healing process and maintaining their mental and physical health through physical fitness. CAL provides gifted gym memberships or in-home gym equipment to wounded post 9-11 veterans anywhere in the United States.
To register or be added to the mailing list visit www.challengesports.org or call 554-0889.
Thursday Evenings 6:30–8pm year round. Held at Sky High Sports (11327 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova) Experienced players ages 13 and up are invited to our ongoing Basketball Skills League. Cost is $12 per session, payable monthly in advance – players may join at any time.
Held Tuesday and Wednesday 7-8pm year round at Sky High Sports in Rancho Cordova. This low-impact class helps to improve balance, coordination and cardio function, tone muscles, build confidence and best of all, provides a fun, safe and social group exercise activity. This program generally has a waiting list. Please call to be added to list.
Cosumnes Therapeutic Recreation
www.yourcsd.com Fees vary. Contact Timory at 405-5667 or TimoryDesalernos@csdparks.com
- Dance for Fitness—Wednesdays 12:45pm. $8.
- Open Gym—Fridays 12:45pm. $8.
- Roseville—Skatetown Ice Arena (1009 Orlando Ave)
Sundays 10am-12pm. $25 per person drop-in fee.
Register on-line at www.skatetown.biz or visit Wine Country Curling Club at www.winecountrycurling.org.
- Wine Country Curling of Northern California
For info visit www.winecountrycurling.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WCC is proud to be one of the few curling clubs that encourage wheelchair curlers.
Goal ball is a challenging team sport developed for people who are blind or visually impaired. It promotes exercise, team spirit, community involvement and social interaction. Goal Ball is played in teams of three on a volleyball-sized court with raised boundary and information lines. Program is on Saturdays 11am-3pm.
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23
December 7, 14, 21
Contact Jenny Yarrow 808-6017 or email@example.com
The Growth Oriented Adapted Learning Skills (GOALS) program is a non-profit organization
offering a variety of activities to individuals with
developmental disabilities ages 8 and older.
Call 595-2165 or visit www.goals-us.com.
· Bowling firstname.lastname@example.org
Paralympic Sport Club Menlo Park
- Adaptive Rowing M-Sat, various times
- Tai Chi/Qi Gong Thurs 10am
- V-FIT Tues/Fri 8am
- Wheelchair Rugby Tues/Thurs 6pm
Phone: 909-558-6384. www.teampossabilities.org
- Stretching & Exercise - Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
- Swimming—Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 10am and 11am
- Wheelchair basketball—Thursdays, 6:30pm
Wheelchair 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. Quad Rugby practices are Tuesdays 6-9pm at Rosa Parks Middle School, August – December. The Sierra Storm quad rugby team practice is one Saturday a month at Rosa Parks. Fall and Winter dates coming soon. Email Rick Mason at email@example.com Jenny Yarrow at
Shared Adventures - Santa Cruz
For info on all trips, visit www.sharedadventures.org or call 831-459-7210. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Indoor Rock Climbing - Dec. 6, 7-9pm.
Sierra Storm Wheelchair Rugby Tournament
The Sierra Challenge Athletic Association in cooperation with the City of Reno Adaptive Recreation Program will host their annual wheelchair rugby tournament October 25-27 at the Plumas Gymnasium. Teams from the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) will join the Sierra Storm in a fun filled and competitive weekend of wheelchair rugby.
Visit www.sierrastormrugby.org Email Rick Mason at email@example.com or call 804-1934.
Silicon Valley All-Access Sports
Sports offered: Lacrosse, basketball, golf, tennis, and powersoccer as well as fitness classes. www.sanjoseca.gov/prns 408-369-6438
- Adapted Bowling—Tu 9/10-12/10 3:30-5pm,
- Adapted Fitness—M/W/F 9/9-12/6 1-3:30pm
- Wheelchair Basketball—Mo 9/9 – 12/9, 6:30-8:30pm
- Wheels on Fire—(Adapted Sports for ages 5-21yrs)Sa 9/14-12/14 1:30-4:30pm
Sled hockey is fun and exciting ice hockey played in an adaptive sled. This program is held at Skatetown in Roseville. The sleds allow individuals with and without disabilities to skate and play on the ice together. Sleds, sticks and loaner helmets are included. Bring warm gloves. Arrive one hour before the ice time for sled hockey overview and helmet fitting. Contact Ray Free at firstname.lastname@example.org for info on the Sacramento Lightning Sled Hockey Team. 45 minutes practices are $9.
Capital Cagers Wheelchair Basketball practice Tuesday and Thursdays Evenings from 6-9pm at Leo Palmiter Jr/Sr High School gym. Contact Fabian Acosta at email@example.com or 949-1017 or Jenny Yarrow at firstname.lastname@example.org
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