As part of the #GivingTuesday Movement on November 27th. ParaSport Spokane is launching our "Full Court Press to the 2019 NWBA National Championships!" Fundraising Campaign.
On November 27th, every dollar raised for charities via the Facebook Fundraising portal will be matched by Facebook and PayPal up to the value of $7 Million.
With a goal of $8,000, this fundraising campaign has dual goals:
-To build awareness about the mission and values of ParaSport Spokane
-To offset the cost for the Women's and Junior wheelchair basketball teams to compete at the 2019 NWBA National Championships in New Lennox, IL.
Funds raised will offset travel, accommodation and tournament fees and help to meet the goal of ParaSport Spokane in reducing costs to athletes and their families to as little as possible.
The fundraising drive will not only take place on Nov 27th, but will continue through the new year until February 22nd.
There is considerable cost to operate this program, which is run by a 100% volunteer group of staff. Volunteers gave over 5000 hours to this program in 2018 coordinating programs up to six days a week at times. The impact that this program has on its member athletes is profound and lasts a lifetime. Any and all donations are appreciated, even the smallest contribution makes great impact.
As campaign imagery is released, it will appear in the gallery below.
Another great tournament for our ParaSport Spokane squad in Portland. 26 athletes and a small squadron of team staff jumped aboard a tour bus and headed from our Valley Christian School training base to the Hoop YMCA Gym in Beaverton, OR. Thanks as always to Adaptive Sports Northwest for a great event.
Here are some great pics snapped by PSS Staff on Saturday Nov 10th.
Presented in partnership between:
Thanks to all who came out to support the premiere wheelchair basketball tournament in the Inland Northwest.
Many great games from the teams from Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland!
Check out these great pictures taken by James Snook
(See his other work: https://tookbysnook.photoshelter.com/)
Thanks to all of our stellar volunteers, amazing officials, athletes, and staff!
October 13/14, 2018
Many thanks also goes out to the great staff at:
The HUB Sports Center
19619 E Cataldo Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99016
Thanks to our Sponsors!
Ever wanted to just try running, wheelchair racing, throwing or nordic skiing?
Now is your chance! ParaSport Spokane has partnered with US Paralympics Nordic program to bring yet another amazing clinic opportunity to Spokane.
We are also celebrating National Blind Sports Day!
Meet 3x Paralympian, Nordic Skier Sean Halsted
Try Para-Nordic Equipment and challenge your fitness on the Ski Ergometer. Test out a racing wheelchair & get some feedback on your running skills. We will even provide guide runners and guide runner training opportunities.
The clinic is open to anyone with a physical disability and/or vision impairment.
Anyone who pre-registers via the button below will receive free lunch!
Download the clinic flyer by clicking here
Thanks to US Paralympics Nordic Skiing for their support!
And a big thanks to Summit Chiropractic & Sports Institute for being a Supporting Sponsor for this event.
Clinic #1 of the ParaSport Spokane Track & Field Series will Feature 2016 Paralympian and 2017 World Championships Bronze Medalist, Nick Rogers!
We are very excited to host Nick and have him share his knowledge and story with clinic participants.
Also joining Nick and ParaSport Spokane Coaches is Prosthetist Francois Van Der Watt of Van Der Watt Prosthetics & Orthotics in Greenwood Arkansas. Francois has served as National Team Prosthetist at a number of US Paralympic Track and Field Team events including the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Clinic participants will learn techniques for running & throwing, will gain valuable feedback from clinic staff, and learn much much more about participation in track and field locally, at the WIAA level and within the US Paralympic Track and Field System.
The clinic is open to anyone, of any age and ability, no specialized prosthetics are needed. Individuals who are amputees, have a limb difference or limited range of motion within a limb are all invited to attend. Also invited are track and field coaches, educators and those from the medical profession that service individuals with physical disabilities.
Clinic Details: Download the Clinic Flyer
Date: August 25
Time: Registration 8:30am, Clinic Start 9:00am -Noon
(lunch will be provided for registrants)
Location: Valley Christian School Track (ParaSport Spokane Training Base)
We are excited to announce that we are going to be hosting a series of Para Athletics Clinics!
Two disability specific clinics will be staged over the next three months each clinic is geared toward both athlete and coach of all experience and ages.
Clinic #1: Amputee Run & Throw Clinic -August 25
Featuring Paralympian Nick Rogers
& Prosthetist Francois Van Der Watt
Download the Clinic Flyer
Another amazing Hoopfest weekend!
Thanks to everyone who came out to watch, support, volunteer and cheer!
Look up your final results on the team tracker
Junior Division: For Bracket Click Here
Basket Hounds #5963 - Spencer, Jackson, Mike L
Net Takers #5962- Michael, Tyler H, Phillip, Isaiah
#Elite #5965 - Aiden, Darren, Levi, Joe
No Idea #5960 - Sophie, Hannah, Elizabeth, Jessica
Wild Bunch #5997 - Ian, Caitlin, Michelle, Lauren
No Excuses #5996 - Jack, Jeff, Rowan, Kate
Adult Division: For Bracket Click Here
We Got Game #5998 - David G, Bob, Olivia, Shannon
Da Burds #5959 - Jeremy, Trayton, Liam, Christian
Danger Zone #5964 - Ziggy, Kyle, Asuanti, Phillip
Hoop There It Is #5967 - Krystle, Jordan, Nate, Mikila
Sassy Rollettes #5968 - Maddy, Abby, Kim, Kelsie
Smooth Operators #5961 - Tyler B, Josh, Michael
Screaming Goats #5957 - Spencer, Isaiah, Tyler H.
June 15-16, 2018
Arizona Disabled Sports once again hosted the Desert Challenge Games at Joe Selleh Track on the Arizona State University Campus in Mesa, AZ. An event that typically occurs in early May, this years meet promised to be much hotter than usual, with training days leading up the event reaching over 110! Come competition days, the weather stayed in the 90's and our 13 athletes from ParaSport Spokane joined over 400 of their colleagues from around the globe to run, jump and throw.
2018 Desert Challenge Games -Full Results
ParaSport Spokane Results Summary:
Jackson Atwood (T54)
100m – 17.40
200m – 29.87
400m – 56.95 (H) / 57.85(F)
800m – 1:58.77 (H) / 1:54.94 (F)
1500m – 3:48.12
5000m – 12:46.07
Phillip Croft (T53)
100m – 16.74
400m – 57.05 (H) / 56.92 (F)
800m – 1:54.04
1500m – 3:36.87
Hannah Dederick (T54)
100m – 17.30 (H) / 17.27 (F)
200m – 34.07
400m – 59.24 (H) / 58.88 (F)
800m -2:02.31 (H) / 2:04.08 (F)
1500m – 4:12.12
5000m – 14:21.75
Elizabeth Floch (T54)
100m – 19.55 (H) / 19.44
200m – 36.53
400m – 1:06.95 (H) / 1:06.81 (F)
800m – 2:16.95 (H) / 2L18.17 (F)
5000m – 14:21.80
Ben Foos (F40)
Shot Put – 7.49m
Javelin – 22.65m
Levi Jackson (T34)
100m – 19.95
400m – 1:10.81
800m – 2:26.62
Michelle Kazuba (F40)
Shot Put – 3.16m
Kylah Lopez (T37)
Mike Lucas (T54)
100m – 18.58
200m – 34.36
800m – 2:17.23
Sophie Munter (T34)
100m – 21.00
200m – 37.61
400m – 1:09.43
Isaiah Rigo (T52)
100m – 18.44
400m – 1:01.61
800m – 2:07.25
1500m – 3:47.81
Jaleen Roberts (T37)
100m – 13.79
Long Jump – 4.63m
Evan Sampson (F37)
Shot Put - 11.03m
Discus - 30.02m
Kipp Wesslen (T33)
100m – 23.44
800m – 2:46.99
Another Bloomsday has come and gone. We are yet again reminded of how special an event this 12km race is to the community of Spokane. For ParaSport Spokane, our athletes and staff, we see it as a great opportunity to build awareness, educate, and establish a greater connection with the community at large.
In 2017, the Saturday morning Prolog (typically used as a time trial to determine the elite wheelchair start grid) included a large number of Junior Bloomies (athletes who aspire to one day race the challenging Bloomsday course) and a short fun run for the Future Bloomies (new, young and excited athletes!). We continued this tradition in 2018 and has some inspired racing from athletes of all ages.
2018 had some great results on the full course! We were super excited to have Paralympic Superstars Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer present the ribbons to our Junior & Future Bloomies. What a great way to ignite the dreams of the young racers!
The staff and membership at ParaSport Spokane are in the thick of the wheelchair basketball season. With 3 tournaments contested already, we are preparing for the next three months of tournaments including the potential to travel with teams to two national championships.
The largest determining factor in if we travel is financial. To travel to nationals requires flights, hotel, the cost of food, and on-site transportation. Hence our second annual Pairing with ParaSport, Great Wine for a Great Cause!
A great cause indeed (although we are a bit biased), check out each of these smiling faces that every penny goes to support...
In 2017, thanks to funds raised at our Inaugural Pairing with ParaSport Auction, we were able to provide weekly programs for 11 months of the year, we were able to send teams to compete in Louisville at wheelchair basketball nationals, have athletes compete in track meets in Seattle, and at the world championship trials at UCLA!
So many more stories to be shared at the auction...mingling with athletes, coaches, family members and community ambassadors! This is an experience that you don't want to miss.
Get your tickets today!
Pairing with ParaSport Event Site