2022 Adaptive Recreation Grants awarded

Posted: Aug 12 2022
2022 Adaptive Recreation Grants awarded
Five NDAD Adaptive Recreation Grants for 2022 have been awarded to support recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in North Dakota.
 
Grant awards of up to $5,000 each went to:
  • Edinburg Playground Project, Edinburg, in partnership with North Dakota Community Foundation, to help bring accessible, safe and updated playground equipment to that Walsh County community’s City Park.
     
  • Grand Forks YMCA, Grand Forks, to obtain a SciFit machine through its Y Med Fit Adaptive Equipment Program to help people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues obtain a cardiovascular workout in a safe and comfortable manner.
     
  • HeartSprings Community Healing Center, Fargo, to help people in recovery from traumatic brain injuries receive regularly scheduled “moving meditation” sessions -- called T’ai Chi Chih -- from an experienced physical therapist.
     
  • Missouri Valley Family YMCA, Bismarck, to help extend critical swim lessons programs to children with down syndrome, autism and other sensory disorders through use of specialized training and equipment.
     
  • Altru Family YMCA, Grand Forks, to purchase materials to accommodate the needs of adults and children with special needs who participate in adaptive swimming lessons.
This is the second year NDAD has awarded grants for adaptive recreation projects.

Congratulations from our charitable nonprofit to the recipients and those communities they serve.
 

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