If you are living with a disability and interested in pursuing sports or any type of recreational activity, these organizations may be able to help you reach your goals! Click the headings below to view the website for each resource.
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Arkansas Disability & Health Program
The Arkansas Disability and Health Program collaborated with several community and educational groups across the state of Arkansas to film and survey accessible trails.
Arkansas Freedom Fund
The Arkansas Freedom Fund exists to serve and support rehabilitative recreational outdoor activities that benefit our military, Veterans, wounded/disabled Veterans, and their families.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Millions of individuals living with physical challenges do not have access to the critical adaptive sports equipment and programming needed to be active. Most insurance companies do not cover adaptive sports equipment and many individuals with physical challenges simply cannot afford it. It supports individuals with physical challenges who want to get involved in sports and be active.
Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance
Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance is an interactive, collaborative, searchable network and community that provides tips and best practices to adaptive athletes and their coaches. They work as an advocate for adaptive athlete inclusion in sports and fitness worldwide.
Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sport USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.
Getting Back up
Provides qualified individuals with funding for participation in EXERCISE-BASED RECOVERY PROGRAMS and the purchase of ADAPTABLE PRODUCTS. These programs and products have been proven to greatly improve the physical and emotional well-being of the injured individual.
The GoHawkeye Foundation
The grant program is open to adaptive individuals and organizations in the United States and consists of outdoor sports equipment and sports experience grants. The grant cycle is biannual ending May 1 and November 1.
GRIT Freedom Chair
The GRIT Freedom Chair is an all-terrain wheelchair built for every type of adventure. Developed by MIT engineers, this easy-to- push, lever-driven wheelchair comes armed with rugged mountain bike wheels, a big, sturdy front wheel that doesn’t get stuck, and optional trail handles, allowing you to choose your own custom journey.
High Fives Foundation
High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2009, High Fives has helped countless injured athletes and Veterans get back to doing what they love. The Foundation aims to be the leader of education and recovery of life-altering injuries in outdoor action sports.
Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. We offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go.
The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury and raises awareness about the importance of brain health. They offer free yoga and meditation resources.
Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with spinal cord injury/disorder to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.