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A publication of the City of Sacramento, Access Leisure Department, (916) 808-6017

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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 
adesaler@cityofsacramento.org or 808-3809.

Valor Games Far West 2014
May 30-June 2
This event is hosted by FWWAA and the U.S. Coast Guard, on Coast Guard Island in Alameda with collaboration from Northern California Regional Sport. Valor Games Far West is a sport competition for Veterans and active duty service members with a disability who are eligible for VA healthcare. Visit www.ValorGamesFarWest.com.

Ability First Youth Sports Camp - Chico
June 15 - 21
Wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional and recreational sports opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Athletes must be minimum assist to independent and be able to actively engage in sports.  Camp offers a ride range of sports at various levels including wheelchair basketball, quad ruddy, power soccer, hand cycling, track and field, tennis, water skiing and swimming.  Cost is $900 and limited scholarships are available based on identified needs. Applications can be found at: www.abilityfirstsports.org or call 530-588-0335.

Northern California Junior Sports Camp
The FWWAA  (JSC) is July 6-12 in San Jose, CA. JSC is for kids/youth ages 5-21 who have a physical disability. Campers enjoy a wide-range of sports and activities. Overnight and day camp options are available. Visit www.fwwaa.org

Sacramento Capitals Wheelchair Tennis
Call 481-3364 or visit www.scwta.com.
· SCWTA tournament play begins on Friday, June 27 at 1pm and continues through Sunday, June 29. The  venue is Johnson Ranch Racquet Club (2600 Eureka Rd, Roseville), one of the region's leading private tennis clubs. Tournament entry fee is $45 and includes entry to tournament play, player only beverages, player only meals, player goodie bag, and raffle tickets for grand prize at tournament banquet. For registration visit www.scwta.com/2014_tournament_information

TIES Wheelchair Tennis
TIES offers weekly practices, league, and hosts an annual tournament. TIES has fund-raising opportunities for individuals wanting to purchase their own tennis sport wheelchair. Email tiessports@gmail.com or visit www.tiessports.org

River Cats Independence Field Spring Baseball Program
This fun and exciting program is for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and will be played on the fully accessible rubberized surface of River Cats Independence Field (2450 Meadowview Road). Cost is $40. Play Ball! Contact Jenny Yarrow 808-6017 or
jyarrow@cityofsacramento.org

Schedule:
Opening Day is Saturday, April 5
Saturday April 12
Saturday April 19— Easter Week
Saturdays May 3, 10, 17
Saturdays June 7, 14
Saturday, June 21st – Awards night and final game

13th Annual “Baseball for All” Skills Clinic—April 26
This FREE skills clinic will be held April 26, 10am-1pm, at the fully-accessible River Cats Independence Field with Sacramento River Cats players giving back by coaching the junior athletes participating in this event. This awesome opportunity is open to children ages 4 through school-age with disabilities. Each ballplayer will need to bring one parent/guardian over the age of 18 with them to the clinic. Both the participant and his or her adult companion will be served lunch. Sorry, no additional family members will be admitted to this clinic. Each player may bring one adult only. All ballplayers will receive 2 free tickets to a special River Cats home game at Raley Field. Additional tickets will be available through River Cats Ticket office. Contact Jenny Yarrow 808-6017 or jyarrow@cityofsacramento.org

City of Reno Parks & Recreation
www.reno.gov/residents/parks-and-recreation
Contact  April Wolfe at 775-333-7765 or wolfea@reno.gov.
· Cycling at Damonte Ranch Wetlands
Saturday, June 7, 9am - 1pm
Riders new to adaptive cycling will have an opportunity to sample a range of adaptive cycles on the Damonte Ranch Wetlands Loop. Intermediate and advanced riders will start their ride from the same location, but can travel up to 20 miles on the Damonte Ranch bike lanes. Friends and family members are welcome to ride but are also required to register. Lunch provided through a generous donation from Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America. Registration is required. Call 775-334-2262.
· Mark Wellman's Adventure Day at Sparks Marina
All people with disabilities are invited to attend Mark Wellman's Adventure Day at the Sparks Marina Park from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, June 8. A kayaking seminar will be featured, adaptive rock climbing, adaptive sailing, and handcycles will be available to try. Bring your bathing suit and sun block to this free event. Call Shauna Nelson at (775) 353-7815 or email
shnelson@cityofsparks.us.

 

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