Scuba

ScubaLearning to DiveThank you to Jim Gatacre, founder of the Handicapped Scuba Association, for contributing to this article. Scuba Diving 101 What is scuba? Kind of an odd name isn’t it? Scuba is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing…

5th Annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival offers wounded soldiers opportunities to water ski, scuba and sail – Amputees take to the water for rehabilitation and recreation.

5th Annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival offers wounded soldiers opportunities to water ski, scuba and sail – Amputees take to the water for rehabilitation and recreation.Breezy Point, NY (July 6, 2009) – As part of the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, a partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled Sports USA, severely wounded soldiers from the ongoing war on terror will have the opportunity to…

Move United and SUDS Scholarship Application

Move United and SUDS Scholarship ApplicationThe Move United Warfighters program is delighted to be partnering with Service Members Undertaking Disabled Sports to bring this SCUBA certification opportunity to Veterans and Service members with physical disabilities. Qualifying applicants include Veterans and Servicemembers with permanent physical disabilities,that…

Mark Whitson

Mark WhitsonMark Whitson, Private First Class, U.S. Army (RET) Mark was injured while stationed in Georgia resulting in the amputation of his leg above the knee. Mark started his adaptive sports journey at a cycling clinic through his local VA and…

John Pucillo

John PucilloJohn “Pooch” Pucillo, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (RET) Pooch enlisted in the Navy as a Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Assistant in 1991 and over 10 years in the EOD community he earned his Explosive Ordnance Senior Technician badge before his…

Matthew Melancon

Matthew MelanconMatthew Melancon, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army (RET) Matthew “Matt” Melancon was on a routine patrol in Afghanistan  in 2011 when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. The explosion caused severe injuries to both of Matt’s legs and collapsed his…

Orlando Gill

Orlando GillOrlando Gill, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army RET Orlando was serving in Iraq in 2004 when he was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade, causing him to lose his right leg above the knee. After being introduced to adaptive sports while rehabilitating…

Dan Acosta

Dan AcostaDan Acosta, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force When a roadside bomb detonated in Baghdad in 2005, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, Dan Acosta, sustained life threatening injuries including the complete loss of his left arm. One year after the accident,…

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program (Indianapolis)

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program (Indianapolis)Chapter Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program Address: 4141 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254 Phone: (317) 329-2020 Email: karen.lawrence@rhin.com Web: rhirehab.com/our-programs/community-reintegration/adaptive-sports-program/clinics/ Activities: Air Rifle Alpine/Downhill Skiing Archery Basketball/Wheelchair Basketball Boccia Bowling Cycling Dance Fishing Lacrosse/Wheelchair Lacrosse Martial Arts Pickleball Power…