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:: THE SPOKE SPOTLIGHT ::
Meet Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss
Christopher DiVirgilio

This year's junior athlete of the year has a vision to bring accessible sports to his Native Indian communities


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:: SPOKES IN ACTION ::
2015 Parapan Am Closing Ceremony

Congratulations to all the athletes on a very sucessful Parapan Am Games. Enjoy the Closing Ceremonies

:: THE SPOKES TRAINER ::

Exercising now may help preserve your memory and cognition later in life



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:: SPOKE OF THE WEEK ::
Photo of the week

Congratulations to Kim Harrison for her third-place winning photo "On Target" during 2015 GOEL.

July 2015 Table of Contents

Into The WIld Blue Yonder

Nonprofit organizations Operation PROP and Freedom's Wings International help those with spinal-cord injuries take to the skies in specially-adapted planes and gliders.

Handcycling to Others' Hearts

A handcycle trip to Mexico led to an unforgettable, heart-warming experience for Andrew Bogdanov and five of his friends.

Bonding Over Basketball

Veterans and members of the military develop skills and camaraderie at the inaugural National Wheelchair Basketball Association Veterans Development Camp and Tournament.

Stepping Up

First-time athletes, as well as the host, benefit in a handful of ways from this month's National Junior Disability Championships.

Also in this issue:

Cycling to Change

Cycling trio "Krankin' Thru China" rides to get wheelchair users in China out and active.

Following His Own Engine

Quadriplegic finds his passion - rally car racing

Protect Your Shoulders

Exercises for shoulder pain

Martin Earns Three Titles

Former SPORTS 'N SPOKES Junior Athlete of the Year records three wins at Desert Challenge Games

Team USA Women’s Team Named

Seven Paralympians named to 12-member squad

Brazil, Canada Earn Trio of Medals

Two countries win three medals each at 2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships

Great Britain Cruises

Great Britain wins four golds in European Canoe Sprint Seniors Championship

Cnossen Earns Redemption

Navy veteran wins men's H5 national title race at USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships

Experience Tops Team USA

All eight athletes selected competed at 2014 Sochi Paralympics

U.S. Nets Third World Title

Team USA shuts out Canada in IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool title game

Titles for U.S., Netherlands

Both countries win championships at 30th BNP Paribas World Team Cup

West Coast Winners

Phoenix Heat and Sharp Edge win USQRA titles

Spokes Stars

Rachel Morrison, Zahra Nemati and Alfie Hewett earn honors

Staying In Kentucky

NWBA Championship Tournament is staying in Kentucky for at least one more year

Adaptive Sports Road Trip

New documentary Endless Abilities is free on the Internet

McFadden Wins Laureus Award

She is presented with 2015 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award

Big TV Numbers Expected

Organizers predicting recording-breaking TV numbers for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games

The Road to Rio

Tour starts in July

Expanding the Family

Number of quad rugby events by IWRF should soon be larger

New Advisory Council

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs is formed

Championship Upgrade

October's PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships getting more to play for

Adaptive Paddle Sports

A how-to for safe, adaptive paddling

Give It A Shot

Shooting can be enjoyed by all



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