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2015 Get Out, Enjoy Life: Everywhere
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2015 Get Out, Enjoy Life

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Wheelchair racers get their mark during the track events at the 2015 Desert Challenge Games in Tempe, Ariz. Photo Christopher DiVirgilio.

May 2015 Table of Contents

From The Floor Up

Take a look into the growth of what started as a grassroots effort by two people working from home in 1975 to become today's 40th anniversary issue of SPORTS 'N SPOKES.

Still Speeding Past HIs Competition

Inaugural SPORTS 'N SPOKES Junior Athlete of the Year Award winner keeps racing

Climbing Ahead

Adaptive climbing, or para-climbing, helps athletes grow in muscle and in spirit.

Basketball Solace

Three African refugees made their way to America's desert southwest, where they've found a haven in wheelchair basketball.

Out of Africa

African refugees develop basketball bond

Feeling The Heat

Whether it's trying to win that first gold medal or preparing for bigger events down the road, this month's Desert Challenge Games provide a big test for all participants.

Also in this issue:

VA Announces Funding

Up to $8 million in grants available for adaptive sports opportunities

Basketball

Wisconsin-Whitewater nets men's championship, while Alabama takes women's title

USA Men Go Undefeated

USA goes 3-0 in Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge

Quebec Wins Fourth Straight Gold

Quebec wins Canada Winter Games

A-Pool Getting New Teams

South Korea and Sweden heading to A-Pool in 2017

Records Fall at CanAms

Team USA sets 28 records

U.S. World Roster Set

25 athletes named to International Paralympic Swimming World Championships' team

Jeremiasz, Ellerbrock Sweep

Two wheelchair tennis players take Cajun Classic singles and doubles titles

Toronto Is Ready

City is in fantastic shape, according to IPC

Unique Medals

They feature material from three points in the Western Hemisphere

Kaiser WIns PTR Honor

Wheelchair tennis gold medalist named PTR Wheelchair Professional of the Year

Big Honor for Hall

Six-time Paralympic medalist to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Championships at Hamline

U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships coming to Minnesota this summer

Go Off-Road

Freedom Chair is like a mountain bike for your arms

Spokes Stars

Bisnett, Schar and Van Dyk earn honors

A Great Magazine

Cliff and Nancy Crase helped change wheelchair sports coverage



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