Dragonboat with Adaptive Adventures

Please see below message from Chris at Adaptive Adventures

We want you to join our dragonboat community! You can expect many great days of progressive growth, strategy, fitness and fun within this team. With the many new faces and seats available, we will experience a great new frontier for adaptive dragon boating, which we’re leading throughout the country. Learn More and Sign-up NOW

Did you know…

  • that we’re also adding sister teams in Milwaukee and Chicago?
  • that we are getting beautiful new uniforms?
  • that we have brand new composite race paddles?
  • that we expect to attract and train more than 100 new dragonboat paddlers this spring and summer?
  • that our top teams will travel to Chicago for the USA National Dragonboat Championships in the last week of July?
We are still recruiting applicants and trying to identify pools of potential team members throughout all our communities. Sign-up NOW
Ongoing Practices will be on Sunday (0830-1000) and Thursday (1800-2000) each week, unless otherwise communicated with you through our many channels. Further details will be posted on the Adaptive Adventures Website as well our Dragon Boat Facebook page. We were hoping for Wednesday sessions, but due to a conflict with Denver Parks and Recreation programming, we have been pushed out of that slot.
First Training will be on Sunday April 19 from 0830-10:00 at Sloan Lake in Denver. We will be sending out additional information in the next couple days as to the details of the season and the many opportunities you will each have to train, race and travel. A great season to come!
We need your help in identifying further applicants for our teams. Direct them to online application and get them to ‘Like Us’ on Facebook. We encourage and appreciate any help in attracting further adults, veterans of all eras and, Wounded Warrior Project Alumni with physical disabilities and VA ratings.
We are also in need of additional volunteers to help keep this machine moving along.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any specific questions.
See you on the water!
Chris
National Program Head and Coach
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Share your Story!

Calling all LIM359′ ers! Ever wanted to share a little bit more about yourself with other members? Well, there is still time for you to become the focus of this month’s LIM359 member bio.

Since it’s your story, you decide what to say. It could be a story of particular significance, or maybe just your picture and a few lines about you. Either way, it’s quick and easy, and it just might turn out to be your connection with some wonderful new friends.

So far, this project has been a great success (check out Paul’s story here), so let’s keep the ball rolling! Please contact me at chocolateyrich@yahoo.com with your email and phone number, and I will take it from there. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Rich Moreno

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Next Tallahassee Event Announced for April 25th!

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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month! The Amputee Coalition is celebrating by making April 25th “Show Your Mettle” Day! It’s a great reason to get together while eating great food!

Anyone with limb loss and/or limb difference, Family members, Friends, and Healthcare providers are invited!

Please note that individuals will be responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks at this event.

Contact: Whitney Harris, 850-572-5764

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Whitney Harris was Featured in Tallahassee Woman Magazine!

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Click here for the original copy of the article – it’s on pages 50-51.

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Meet Paul Deines, Member of LIM359-Denver!

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Paul Deines has been an enthusiastic, 50-something member of LIM359 for the past year. He has been living with with limb loss since 2011 when, after stepping on a nail, infection swept through his foot. In just over a month, Paul lost first a toe, then his foot, and finally his leg due to the infection that ensued.

However, very little keeps Paul from creating, pursuing, and accomplishing his personal and professional goals. For example, he has made a career of expressing his creative side through his lifelong passion for photography. See bluedolphinfotography.smugmug.com/ for more thought-provoking samples.

Paul spends considerable time and effort in pursuit of his passion, sometimes traveling alone in the hunt for the perfect shot. Last fall, for example, when he shot scenic photos of aspens in their stunning gold colors. On a personal level, however, when he’s back in the big city, Paul greatly values LIM359 events, where he can put aside all else and just hang out with other members.

Bottom line? Paul enjoys attending LIM359 events for the chance it offers him to interact with other amputees in an unpretentious, straightforward setting. That said, he may well have found a good home for those traits, given the group’s open and unpretentious nature.

Interested in meeting Paul and/or other LIM359 members? The next LIM359 event is afternoon mini golf, April 25, 2015. Hope to see you there!

Are you interested in sharing a little about yourself with other LIM359 members? I can help! I am actively seeking LIM359 members who might wish to make some new acquaintances or even rekindle old ones. Just e-mail me your contact information at rmediting@gmail.com, and I’ll provide all the details.

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Group Photo from LIM359-Tallahassee’s March Event at Grace Stables!

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Another Great Resource for Amputees

Check out Amplitude Media & their e-newsletter by clicking the picture below:

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