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Northeast Passage Celebration

Oct 18, 2018

Date: Nov 15 2018 Location: Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, N.H. Time: 6:00 PM Please Join Northeast Passage for a fun and interactive evening Casual Attire RSVP by Nov. 8 Click here to purchase tickets This is Northeast Passage’s Premier fundraising event. Tickets are $200 and include gourmet dinner and drinks. All proceeds benefit Northeast Passage’s adaptive sports and recreation programs. contact Northeast Passage at northeast.passage@unh.edu with questions. Presented […]

Kennebunk Savings, Northeast Passage unite for wheelchair rugby

Aug 1, 2018

From Seacoastonline.com, Published July 30, 2018 KENNEBUNK, Maine — For those living with disabilities, access to adaptive recreational and competitive sports can provide hope and improve one’s perspective on life. Northeast Passage (NEP) offers a variety of adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation programs to individuals with disabilities, veterans and school systems in New England. With more than 400 pieces of adapted equipment, NEP gives individuals with all abilities the chance […]

Northeast Passage receives Bob Woodruff Foundation Grant

Jul 10, 2018

Northeast Passage has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to expand its PATH™ (Promoting Access Transition and Health) model of community-based Recreation Therapy in New England. The PATH model was developed by Northeast Passage in 1998 as part of a research study with individuals who experience spinal cord injury. It was adopted via contract with Manchester, N.H. VAMC in 2005 for veterans who experience physical disability. It has […]

Wheelchair rugby helps UNE students in Portland learn how to break barriers

May 2, 2018

Published: The Forecaster, May 1, 2018 PORTLAND — Sidney Bast had a wide grin on her face as she wheeled herself to the penalty box April 27. “I expect nothing less,” she said as the quad, or wheelchair, rugby game resumed without her at the University of New England Finley Recreation Center basketball court. Read More>>

UNE Students Gain Perspective in the Gym

Apr 27, 2018

Published: Maine NewsCenter, April 27, 2018 PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Students at the University of New England are learning a new sport to help them become better occupational therapists. Four hours playing Quad Rugby, also known as Wheelchair Rugby, with the Northeast Passage Wildcats teaches the students things books never could. It’s a hands on, hard hitting way to look at life through the eyes of future clients with […]

Northeast Passage, UNH sled hockey team wins title

Mar 9, 2018

From Fosters Online, March 6, 2018 DURHAM — Pads slamming against the boards circling the rink, pucks flying through the air and players sliding across the ice with calculated precision. Read More>>  

WMUR NH Chronicle: Sled Hockey 101

Feb 21, 2018

Air Date: February 20, 2018. WMUR New Hampshire Chronicle. Sled Hockey is one of the most popular sports at the Winter Paralympic Games. The sport is also really taking off here in New Hampshire. Karen Meyers put on a helmet and took to the ice to see how the sport is really played. Watch the Episode>>

Virtual Yard Sale 2018

Jan 16, 2018

It is time for our annual equipment room clean out! Check out the used equipment we are selling.  The rules: All items are sold “as is” and must be picked up from our office in Durham, NH (Monday-Friday, 9-5pm). We will accept cash, check or credit card upon pick up. First email/phone call, first served. northeast.passage@unh.edu or 603-862-0070. HANDCYCLES:   Greenspeed Magnum Handcycle *Like NEW* Color: Red 54 – speed (9 speed cassette, […]

Providing a PATH for veterans

Nov 14, 2017

From Fosters.com, 11/12/17 DURHAM — Ed Perkins balked when a group from Northeast Passage playing sled hockey on the rink at Strawbery Banke asked if he wanted to try it out. READ MORE>>

UNH veterans adaptive sports program receives federal grant

Oct 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of New Hampshire’s Northeast Passage Program will receive a $172,974.49 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support adaptive sports opportunities for veterans and servicemembers with disabilities, according to Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster. READ MORE>>