The Amputee Coalition of America, Knoxville, Tenn, and the Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund Inc (OPAF), Langhorne, Pa, have signed an agreement that will promote awareness of and participation in OPAF’s First Clinics nationwide.
Under the agreement, OPAF will promote Amputee Coalition membership through its First Clinics activities.
Kendra Calhoun, president and CEO of the Coalition says First Clinics have been very successful in introducing or reintroducing people with limb loss to sports and activities that they may have thought lost to them.
OPAF will premiere McKeever’s First Ride, an introduction to equine therapy, at the Amputee Coalition of America National Conference in June in Atlanta. Other OPAF First Clinics include First Volley Adaptive Tennis Clinics, First Swim, First Dive Intro to Scuba Clinics, and, in conjunction with the National Amputee Golf Association, First Swing/Learn to Golf clinics. First Clinics are held across the country and offered at no cost to the participants.
OPAF was founded in 1995 to support the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. The organization develops, implements, and hosts adaptive recreational sports programs and clinics for those cared for by members of the O&P community. For more information, contact OPAF at [email protected]
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[Source: Amputee Coalition]