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Yes, You CAN Play Golf

With the recent news about the PGA HOPE program, we have been pondering what it takes to play the sport with a physical disability. Fifty years ago, golfers had to carry their clubs or drag a pull cart for 18 holes. Needless to say, not many…
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Get in the Swing with Adaptive Golf

Spring has sprung and the greens are lush. It's time to play golf! Don't be left behind. Whether you want to learn the game or hone your skills, there is a golf program for those in a wheelchair, disabled veterans, amputees, those with a stroke,…
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National Ski Tour Announced for Athletes and Others with Disabilities

Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA), one of the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, has announced the schedule for its 2012 national SkiTour. The only program of its kind, it ensures opportunities for wounded warriors, youth…
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Registration Now Open for National Veterans Wheelchair Games

  Registration for the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, is now open through April 15, 2012. Scheduled for June 25-30 in Richmond, Virginia, this event offers sports to veterans…
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Learn to Snow Ski with Accessible Equipment

  Adaptive skiing has become a popular sport for people with disabilities. Using adaptive equipment, adults, children and veterans with disabilities shush through the snow alongside family and friends. You can rent the special equipment…
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Don’t Try This at Home: Extreme Sports for Those with Disabilities

Sports for people with disabilities like basketball, rugby and soccer may seem a little tame for those of us with more of a need for speed and heart-pounding exhilaration. Check out these extreme sports. Some require custom wheelchairs (some…
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You, too, can Play Golf

Fifty years ago, golfers had to carry their clubs or drag a pull cart for 18 holes. Needless to say, not many people with disabilities played golf. But in 1962, Merlin L. Halvorson invented the first self-propelled golf car. Hallelujah! Now…
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Exercise with Team Sports for People with Disabilities

From extreme sports to wheelchair fencing (or rugby or tennis), there’s a team sport for those with disabilities. Most have been modified specifically for those with disabilities, including quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy,…