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Let's build a world where inclusion is the norm, where education leads to employment, and where quality of life is elevated.
Spinal Network's Virtual 30-Day Challenge
It's time for our 2nd Annual Virtual 30-Day Challenge. Registration is now open and the challenge will run throughout the month of November. This year all registrants will get a hat unique to the 2022 event.
The challenge events are as follows: 5K, 10K, Marathon, Fitness, Book Reading, Volunteer Hours, Custom
Click the button below, register, and select your challenge. Your hat will arrive prior to the event starting, we want photos of you wearing your hat as you work on your challenge event.
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Adaptive Sports, Recreation, and Resource Fair - Fall Event
October 16, 2022
Well, we're going to do it again, a second event featuring adaptive sports, recreation, and resources in 2022. The MCAP (Mobility Community Access Partners of San Diego) will co-sponsor this event with the City of San Diego's Therapeutic Recreation Services.
This event, Day on the Bay, a name you may be familiar with, will try to keep the legacy alive and moving forward. This event was hosted by Sharp Rehab Hospital for many years and featured some great events.
Currently we will offer basketball, pickleball, boccia ball, handcycling, fitness, martial arts, paddle boarding and over the line.
This event is free and will consist of four sessions, lunch is also being provided by OMBAC (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club).
The event is open to those individuals who are wheelchair users. Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun right on Mission Bay.
Click the button below to see register.
Spinal Network's mission is to support the employment and education of individuals with spinal cord injuries/diagnoses by
providing the tools and community support to be successful in their work and personal lives.
Spinal Network is dedicated to providing pathways for success by connecting individuals that have a spinal cord injury/diagnosis
with employment and/or educational resources necessary to achieve their individual goals.
Spinal Network's Assistive Loan Closet
Spinal Network has been awarded a grant by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to launch an assistive loan closet in the San Diego county area. This is a much needed service that will impact the lives of our members who have a high level SCI or diagnosis. The trial loan period will be 60 - 90 days and will be monitored closely to determine whether the combination being trialed is maximizing function and independence.
It's Ok to Not Be OK"
with Lindsey Elliott and Michaela Devins
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Partner Spotlight: AJ True Strength
COMMITMENT TO ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES
Coach AJ has been working with the SDSU Adapted Athletics Program for over two years as the head of strength and conditioning and now the Director of Sports Performance. He earned his bachelors and dual master degree in exercise physiology and nutrition from SDSU, and has since been certified as a CSCS, CSFC, and USATF Level 1.
After his time spent at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, formerly the Olympic Training Center, Coach AJ strives to bring the highest level of Paralympic standards to the athletes and staff of SDSU AA.
Coach AJ was asked to attend the NWBA National Championships in 2021, as an assistant to the San Diego Wolfpack Team, taking home the bronze medal. He is currently training players from this veteran team.
Coach AJ volunteers part of his time with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and helps connect youth athletes from various programs with foundational strength and conditioning as well as sport specific coaches.
MCAP (Mobility Community Access Partners)
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