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America's Finest
Christopher DiVirgilio

America's finest city was recently host to some of America's finest during week long sports and recreation events

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Disabled veterans recently had a chance to learn the finer points of sailing in San Diego

September 2015 Table of Contents

Star Athlete & Mentor

Whether he's on the court, slopes or reservation, 2015 SPORTS 'N SPOKES Junior Athlete of the Year Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss displays resilience and commitment.

A Ride Between Two Rivers

SPORTS 'N SPOKES joined the Adaptive Sports Iowa team as it cycled its way to accessibility on the world’s longest, largest and oldest bicycle-touring event, RAGBRAI.

Wheeling About The Court

No matter your age, learn how to start playing wheelchair basketball, from equipment to fundamentals to finding a team.

Overcoming Obstacles

This year's National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Dallas spotlighted some major figures, but also showed athletes the power of perseverance and camaraderie.

The Great Outdoors

These three devices help provide an extra boost, or even thrill, for your next visit to the park, trip on the trail or other outdoor adventure this fall.

Also in this issue:

Knocking Down Barriers

No Barriers Summit attendees don't let anything — age, state of mind or physical disability — get between them and some good outdoor adventure.

Finally, Fernandez Wins

Gustavo Fernandez nets first career Grand Slam wheelchair tennis title

Hall Of An Induction

David Hall inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Madsen Makes Winning Return

Angela Madsen records American record at U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships

Konkoly Grabs Silver

U.S. swimmer earns first career world medal

Dana Doubles Up

Alicia Dana earns two silver medals at Union Cycliste Internationale Para-cycling World Championships

Three Nations Take Gold

Great Britain, Slovakia and Belgium each win gold at 2015 Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships

World Records Broken

Two team world records set at Para-Archery World Ranking Tournament

Spokes Stars

Rachel Kroener, Phil Bottomley and Will Groulx receive September honors

New NWBA Director

Jeff Jones named National Wheelchair Basketball Association's Director of Sport and Veteran Initiatives

IPC Coaching

IPC hosting first para-athletics coaching conference in December

National Adaptive Sports

Disabled Athletes Sports Association and Wheelchair Ambulatory Sports, USA are hosting fall conference

Bad Water In Rio

Paralympic athletes could be at risk from contaminated waters at venues

Charlotte Team Trials

City will host Paralympic team trials in 2016

Gateway To Gold

Four events to be held around country

Wheelchair Singles At Wimbledon

Singles tournament coming in 2016

Loving The Outdoors

Erik Kondo wins fifth annual Get Out, Enjoy Life contest

Power Up With Protein

Make sure you get enough protein in your diet

Mr. Wheelchair Sports

Cliff Crase not only played sports, but wrote and photographed them, too

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