The Kelly Brush Century Ride, an event designed to benefit adaptive athletes and support spinal cord injury (SCI) prevention, is slated to be held September 8 in Middlebury, Vt. Participants include bicyclists and handcyclists who ride in order to allow athletes with SCIs experience the benefit of sports by way of funding grants created to allow for the purchase of specialized equipment for skiing, cycling, bowling, rowing, and scuba diving. 

Charlie Brush, Kelly Brush Foundation president, emphasizes that, “Conquering the challenges of paralysis through love of sport is an important goal of the Kelly Brush Foundation’s adaptive equipment grant program.” Brush adds that the event’s attendees will be treated not only to a scenic ride through the Champlain Valley, but also with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with SCIs.

Past rides have raised funds that allowed the Kelly Brush Foundation to award grants for a range of adaptive sports equipment for individuals nationwide, reports a recent news release. Grants for more than 400 miles of netting, engineered to ensure race course safety for all skiers, was also received by ski clubs from Maine to California.

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Source: Kelly Brush Foundation