Northeast Passage News
Published: Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal, March 1, 2014. NEW GLOUCESTER — Brandon Hammonds flew in from Charlotte, N.C., just so he could strap on cross-country skis and try his hand at biathlon. He liked the experience so much that he’s talking about coming back next year. Hammonds, a Marine who was wounded during combat duty in Iraq, was one of 13 veterans and two staff members participating at the Team Semper […]
Published: Huffington Post, March 1, 2014 This past Friday, Feb. 28, I flew to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games. This will be the third time I get to wear the USA jersey as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team and it’s such an honor to me. In 2006 we won the bronze medal in Torino, Italy, and four years ago we […]
From Neurology Now Magazine, Published: February/March 2014 It began suddenly in 2003: two-year-old Samantha Sherwood got up from a nap and stumbled. Although doctors in the emergency department suspected an ear infection, Samantha’s symptoms steadily worsened during the following week. Walking became more difficult. She developed uncontrollable shaking and irregular, rapid eye movements that left her holding her head and crying. After Samantha underwent many tests and medical examinations, she […]
From: The Boston Globe, January 10, 2014 NEWINGTON, Conn. — Propelling himself toward the opponents’ net, Taylor Chace took a cross-ice pass from a teammate and fired the puck over the goaltender’s glove, giving his team, the Northeast Passage Wildcats, a 1-0 lead over the New Jersey Freeze in the opening minutes of a recent Northeast Sled Hockey League contest at the Newington Ice Arena. Chace went on to dominate […]
From Merrimack Valley Magazine, January/February 2014. Merrimack Valley Magazine 2014 Full Article.
From: Seacoast Online/Portsmouth Herald, Dec. 22, 2013 DURHAM — As Northeast Passage approaches a quarter century of providing adapted and therapeutic sports to people with disabilities, the nonprofit is serving a growing number of clients across the Seacoast and throughout New England. “The essence has always been to fill the gaps in service,” Northeast Passage founder and Executive Director Jill Gravink said of the group’s mission. “We try to keep […]
From: WCVB, Channel 5 Boston. Aired: 9/24/2013 Mery Daniel lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. Five months later, the young mother is taking on a new challenge and inspiring everyone she meets along the way. View Story>> Northeast Passage provides handcycle and rec therapy intervention for Daniel to participate in race.
Published: August 3, 2013, WPTZ SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. —The Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend. More than 100 teams took part. Watch the full news story>> From the Adriondak Daily Register. Quad Rugby was held Friday at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. Known in Canada as wheelchair rugby, it is a team sport for both male and female athletes with mobility-related disabilities […]
Published: UNH Today, June 13, 2013 What’s a gym class with no running, skipping, jumping, or even walking? If Chandler Bullard is in charge, it’s a cutthroat game of sharks and minnows, a thrilling bout of handball, and an exhausting session of mastering new skills. Read Article>>
Northeast Passage’s summer adaptive sports schedules have been released – and some events are filling up! Please contact us at 603-862-0070 or email@example.com to register for any of these events. Adaptive Golf Schedule Adaptive Kayak Schedule Adaptive Cycling Schedule Adaptive Water Ski Schedule