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One of the things that really bothers me about being a disabled person who wants to take part in different sports is the price of the equipment. You can buy a bike at Wal-Mart for less than $50, but if you're in a wheelchair and want to handcycle your entry level ride is going to be about $1,500 plus or minus. Want a chair to play tennis, $2,000. Outrageous! I know there's economic forces at work, supply and demand, and all that, but c'mon, Huffy, help a brother out! Well, there are some folks out there trying to do something about it.

Challenged Athletes Foundation has a grant program to buy sporting equipment for individuals. Let's use it! If you're on here and disabled or know someone who is, and are wanting a piece of adaptive equipment, but cannot afford it, apply for a grant! They stress that's it's not just elite athletes they support, but disabled folks who just want to get out and have fun. They didn't buy any hunting equipment in 2005, but maybe no one asked for any. Clever grant writing may help too, for example, stressing non-hunting uses for equipment. Here is their website:

http://www.challengedathletes.org/programs/access_for_athletes.htm

Additionally, the Christopher Reeve Foundation offers Quality of Life grants. These are for non-profit organizations who want to provide recreational opportunities to disabled people. The grants are up to $25,000! So if your club or group wants to improve disabled access to some activity, apply!

Here is their website:

http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1029299/k.6F3C/How_to_ApplyGuidelines.htm

Finally, I'm no professional grant writer, but I am in a profession that occasionally has to throw around a big word or two, so I'll gladly help any individual or group request a grant. I'm serious, let's do this!

P.S. here is my next piece of outdoor happiness, I think it's pretty boss:

http://www.motionconcepts.com/terratrek.html

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Go for it, man! Let us know if there's anything we can do!
 

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Dang, Leaker ~ I just might have to take you up on helping request a grant... :D


BTW ~ I have a terra-trek. If you'd like to borrow it for awhile, for a test-drive (or whatever), just give me a yell.
 

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Naaahhhhh ~ that's just an optical illusion... :D

Off the top of my head, I'd say the seat width is between 16"-18".

If you'd like, I'll take actual measuremnents tomorrow...just tell me what you need to know.

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Originally posted by leaker19
One of the things that really bothers me about being a disabled person who wants to take part in different sports is the price of the equipment. You can buy a bike at Wal-Mart for less than $50, but if you're in a wheelchair and want to handcycle your entry level ride is going to be about $1,500 plus or minus. Want a chair to play tennis, $2,000. Outrageous! I know there's economic forces at work, supply and demand, and all that, but c'mon, Huffy, help a brother out! Well, there are some folks out there trying to do something about it.

Challenged Athletes Foundation has a grant program to buy sporting equipment for individuals. Let's use it! If you're on here and disabled or know someone who is, and are wanting a piece of adaptive equipment, but cannot afford it, apply for a grant! They stress that's it's not just elite athletes they support, but disabled folks who just want to get out and have fun. They didn't buy any hunting equipment in 2005, but maybe no one asked for any. Clever grant writing may help too, for example, stressing non-hunting uses for equipment. Here is their website:

http://www.challengedathletes.org/programs/access_for_athletes.htm

Additionally, the Christopher Reeve Foundation offers Quality of Life grants. These are for non-profit organizations who want to provide recreational opportunities to disabled people. The grants are up to $25,000! So if your club or group wants to improve disabled access to some activity, apply!

Here is their website:

http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1029299/k.6F3C/How_to_ApplyGuidelines.htm

Finally, I'm no professional grant writer, but I am in a profession that occasionally has to throw around a big word or two, so I'll gladly help any individual or group request a grant. I'm serious, let's do this!

P.S. here is my next piece of outdoor happiness, I think it's pretty boss:

http://www.motionconcepts.com/terratrek.html

Leaker
Absolutely AWESOME! Thanks for the post!

Sorry guys, i'm kind of behind the times checking forums...You can back to the huntin' chair again!
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chairman , is that a chair that you might be willing to let go of cheap. Im a person of minamal finances and short on equipment. That ther chair looks as if it would handle the terrains of hunting quite well. I think Ill also check out some of leaker19's website's. Ive been wondering if ther was any grants available that might assist.
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