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Warrior Sports

Powering Up for Life

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Adaptive Sports Connection is committed to helping veterans thrive - impacting physical, mental health, resiliency, and grit.

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We snow ski, water ski, kayak, sail, mountain bike, fish, and create events to unite veterans. Answering the U.S. Surgeon General's call to connection - we know sports, outdoor recreation, and adventure therapy changes lives.

Through our Power of Ability campaign, we are determined to expand our veteran outreach state-wide and nationally. Focused on collaborating with other organizations, we are developing innovative outdoor experiences designed to bring hope, healing, and health - as we honor veterans' sacrifices, service, and strength.

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If you want to learn more and get involved in our Veteran Think Tank, please fill out the form or email sharon@adaptivesportsconnection.org.

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Events you might be interested

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2024 Boundless Freedom Veterans Weekend

This is a weekend full of gratitude to those that have served our country. Veterans and their families are invited to join us for three days of activities, exploration, and inspiration. Participants will gather at the National Veterans Memorial Museum for an opening reception. They will be inspired by a decorated veteran (speaker TBD) and enjoy a buffet dinner. Saturday is all about activities at the ASC Adventure Center in Powell including kayaking, cycling, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and water skiing. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Their partners/spouses and children are invited to participate and take advantage of the Kids Activity Area. All expenses are covered for the weekend (hotel, food, activities, and travel within Columbus).

This event is inclusive for all veterans of all abilities.

LOCATIONS:
National Veterans Memorial Museum
300 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

ASC Adventure Center
6000 Harriott Drive, Powell, OH 43065

DATES:
July 19 - 21

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2024 Veteran Cycling Rides

Veteran Group bike rides meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month in Westerville! Ride pace and distance is varied based on abilities within the group, with some riders going up to 22 miles per event.

Request a bike from ASC during registration or bring your own! Volunteers will be onsite to assist with equipment and riding.

Interested to volunteers instead? Volunteers are needed to assist with cycle maintenance, basic bike fittings, and if needed, to be a buddy rider with Veterans and their family. Basic cycling knowledge is helpful but not required.

LOCATION:
310 W Main Street, Westerville, OH 43081

DATES (1st and 3rd Thursday of every month):
May 16
June 6, 20
August 1, 15
September 5
October 3, 17

TIME: TBD

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Discover Adaptive Mountain Biking

2024 Adaptive Mountain Biking

Work with ASC volunteers to be fitted on an adaptive mountain bike and learn the basics of mountain biking in conjunction with Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization (COMBO). This clinic will take place at the Alum Creek Phase 1 Mountain Bike trail. This is a basic beginner trail, ideal for learning. Clinics take place every other Sunday, May-October. Many styles of adaptive bikes are available including recumbent, 3-wheeled, and hand powered.

Interested to volunteers instead? Standard mountain bikes are available for volunteers to use, or you may bring your own. Basic mountain biking knowledge is helpful but not needed.

LOCATION:
Phase 1 Alum Creek Trails

6002-6090 Lewis Center Road
Galena, OH 43021

DATES (Every other Sunday):
June 2, 16, 30
July 14, 28
August 11, 25
September 8, 22
October 6, 20

TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Veteran Think Tank Inquiry Form

Boundless Thanks to our Champion of Ability Corporate Partners who are making a difference and supporting all of our programs and events.

Champion of Ability Corporate Partners

Nationwide Foundation
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AEP Foundation
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