Friday, April 29, 2011

May Meeting and More...

Hello Everyone,

Our next meeting will be:

Sunday May 1, 2011
1:00 pm at
Gelsosomo's Pizza
2605 LaPorte Ave
Valparaiso IN
map | driving directions

*Please RSVP for the meeting. Hope to see you there!

A few of us attended a wheelchair tennis clinic at Turnstone Center in Forte Wayne, Indiana on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The pictures can be found here.

Other dates to keep in mind are:

Saturday, May 15 -

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation
Day at the Races
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, IN

June 4 -
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program
Annual Open House & Lunch
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Christening of 2.4 meter GUST

Other News:

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
has videos from Working 2 Walk 2010, a science symposium where scientists working on curing paralysis meet with 200 patient advocates and their families.

ADA Compliance
- If you are ever in doubt of whether a concert venue of stadium is operating under the ADA her is the resource to check.

Kim's friend's band is playing at the Michigan City American Legion on Saturday if anyone is interested in going. They are interested in doing a benefit concert for our group, so it might be nice to check them out and give them a little support before they head out on tour this summer.

Wheelchair Tennis Clinic

The Turnstone Center and Wildwood Raquet Club hosted a wheelchair tennis clinic on April 16, 2011. It was a good time, with a pretty good turn out for the morning session. About half the people continued on to the afternoon session.

Check In 10:00am - 10:30am
Opening Session at Turnstone 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lunch at Turnstone at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Afternoon Session at Wildwood Racquet Club at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

My daughter went with me and got to experience tennis from a sports chair and standing. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and wouldn't mind having a sports chair of my own so that I could play tennis locally... because the chair does make that much of a difference.

Friday, April 8, 2011

On the Ice At the United Center

On March 26, 2011, two members of the NWI SCI Group played in an exhibition sled hockey game with the RIC Blackhawks before the Blackhawks faced off against the Ducks. Here are some pictures. Congratulations Gary and Paul!