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Athletes with DisAbilities Network Northeast DOD Warrior Games Promotion

Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast Chapter

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Type End Quantity
Disabled participant registration   more info Apr 27, 2019 Free  
Volunteer   more info Apr 27, 2019 Free  
Instructor/Coach   more info Apr 27, 2019 Free  
Community member registration Apr 27, 2019 Free  

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ADNNEC's DOD Warrior Games

Promotion Event

 

 

Hosted by County College of Morris 

214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869

 

 

April 27th, 2019

 

11 am - 5 pm

 

 


 

Promotional event to educate servicemen, women, their families and community on adaptive sports.

Everyone is welcome

 

For more information, visit:

 Register online to participate in adaptive sports offered.  Doors open at 10:30 AM

 

adnnec.org

 

Come and meet Major Anthony Smith-Anthony’s National Guard unit was mobilized to deploy to Iraq. In April 2004 Anthony took a direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade. The missile went through his hip and stomach before it exploded, throwing him against a brick wall. Shrapnel took his arm. The enemy fired several rounds at his maimed body. He was put in a body bag before a nurse noticed air bubbles oozing through the blood.  Meet the man, hear his story and how the power of sports has helped him accomplish great things.   

 

If you are interested in being a sponsor contact Brandon Holiday Email: bholiday@adnnec.org 

 

The DOD Warrior Games is a Paralympic Sporting event for veterans in Tampa Florida each year. This event provides an avenue for injured service men and women to use sports as a catalyst for healing.  This educational day provides you the community to interact with disabled veterans and adaptive sports organizations from our area.  Everyone can participate and try the different equipment and see that these sports take athletic ability and provide confidence and increase independence. 

 

                This is open to the community, all servicemen, women, and their families.  

 

 

 

Partner Organizations (names are clickable)

Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports 

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Ryan Martin Foundation, Morris Chamber Commerce

NJ Veterans Network, USA Powerlifting

CASA, BackPacksfor Life, J&J Studios

United Tennis Association-Eastern



 


Please go to the link below to register. If you would like to be a vendor at the event contact Executive Director Brandon Holiday, email  bholiday@adnnec.org, cell 267-242-4590 Meet the different local organizations, businesses that impact community programs and sports in your area.

 

Have questions about Athletes with DisAbilities Network Northeast DOD Warrior Games Promotion? Contact Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast Chapter

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County College of Morris Gymnasium
214 Center Grove Rd
Randolph, NJ 07869

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast Chapter

Athletes with Disabilities Network North East Chapter Mission: To promote a better quality of life for people with physical disabilities, especially for veterans and first responders by mentoring and creating awareness and offering opportunities for local athletic, recreational and educational activities.

 

Programs:

Mentoring and Outreach Program

The Mentoring and Outreach program provides a critical need to the physically disabled and others affected by mental health barriers to healing such as PTSD. The onset of disabling illness, physical or sensory impairment is often accompanied by a grief processes, including depression and PTSD.

 

People who experience a traumatic disability or disabling disease may lose physical comfort, mobility, the ability to engage in certain activities, aspects of their previous lifestyles, privacy, a sense of dignity, control, efficacy/agency, a degree of independence, actual or perceived life roles, friends and other social supports, the ability to work, financial stability, their previous sense of identity and purpose, the ability to pursue previously established dreams, their previous body image, and, their previous sense of self.

 

Our mentors add a continuity of care for healthcare providers; give support and resources to individuals and families that assist with physical and emotional wellbeing. The mentor aids in coping with the many mental barriers like depression, PTSD, anger, anxiety, which may inhibit physical rehabilitation and transitioning through the traumatic life-changing event.

SportsAbility Adaptive Sports Program:

Our events create opportunities for interactions in social settings with other disabled members, their families and other mentors. This allows the newly injured person to see a better quality of life is possible and expand preconceived notions of disability and focuses on the abilities of what a person can achieve.

SportsAbility day is open to children and adults throughout the area with disabling or chronic conditions including spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy and visual impairments to participate in multiple adaptive sports.

 

These sports include lower extremity running for amputees, swimming, rock climbing, rowing, white water and flatwater kayaking, and many other sports.

 

Adaptive Sports Coalition:

The Adaptive Sports Coalition brings together local organizations to enhance sports, recreational and leisure programs for people with physical disabilities and mental health barriers. Program goals include providing information, and resources to help newly injured patients and their families, raise awareness about the opportunities for the disabled community and develop partnerships that support member organizations and their programs.

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