U.S. Paralympics and Paralyzed Veterans of America Partner to Create Handcycling Program for Injured Military

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A grant from the U.S. Paralympic Military Program, a program of U.S. Paralympics’ designed to assist in the rehabilitation process for injured service men and women, will help support the partnership at the four locations as well as provide equipment and coaching and training support. U.S. Paralympics and the PVA …

Debut 2008 Paralympic Games Highlights Show

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“NBC and GE’s broadcast of the 2008 Paralympics provides all Americans an opportunity to be introduced to some outstanding performances and amazing role models that represented the U.S. at the 2008 Games,” said Charlie Huebner, Chief of Paralympics, U.S. Olympic Committee. “The fact that NBC and GE are airing this …

Jeff Skiba Makes History in Paralympic High Jump

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“The seven foot barrier is one of those magical markers like the four-minute mile that represents a very select ‘club’ of incredible athletes,” said Troy Engle, Associate Director and Head Coach, Paralympic Track and Field. ach department phone “The fact that Jeff has joined that elite group, as a Paralympian, …

“No Limits” on Sports For Children

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TAMPA, Fla., February 13, 2008 – – On Saturday, February 16th, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa will be hosting the “No Limits” sports event in conjunction with Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department Blaze Sports Club and the Paralympic Academy-Beijing Tampa Bay at the Hillsborough County All People’s …

Archery World Championships

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Ten athletes will represent the U.S. at the 2007 IPC Archery World Championships, Oct. 5-9 in Cheongju, Korea. The team, coached by Randi Smith (Salt Lake City, Utah), features five athletes who are members of the 2007 U.S. Paralympics Archery Elite Team. ach department phone Three of those Elite Team …