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Spinal Network's Virtual 60-Day Challenge
It's time for our 2nd Annual Virtual 60-Day Challenge. Registration is now open and the challenge will run through December 31st. This year all registrants will get a very smart looking Spinal Network hat.
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 soon, please share photos of you wearing your hat as you work on your challenge event.
Our Adaptive Sports, Recreation, and Resource Fair was a Huge Success
Well, we did it again, we held a second adaptive sports, recreation, and resources fair. MCAP (Mobility Community Access Partners of San Diego) will co-sponsor this event with the City of San Diego's Therapeutic Recreation Services.
We offered basketball, pickleball, boccia ball, handcycling, fitness, martial arts, paddle boarding and over the line.
The event was free and lunch was provided by OMBAC (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club).
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.
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