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Posts Tagged ‘Adaptive Sports’

A wheel-good story for all involved

Published: The Lowell Sun, February 14, 2015 LOWELL — Inside the gym at Lowell High School, Katherine Solivan is enjoying a ride on a hand-driven bike. Along with other special-needs students, Solivan spent Wednesday afternoon enjoying bikes adapted for their need — three-wheelers, tandem bikes, recumbent bikes and more. Read full article >>  

Local veterans discovering sled hockey

Published: January 26, CentralMaine.com HALLOWELL — In 2006, Christy Gardner’s mind and body were broken while serving as a military police officer with the Army in Korea. Her competitive spirit persevered despite her injuries, and the former collegiate field hockey and lacrosse player spent the better part of her adult life proving doubters wrong. Read More>>

Chronicle: NEP Superstars

New Hampshire Chronicle: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 A reunion of Northeast Passage Superstars. Watch the story>>

Adapting Through Sports

Published: Seacoast Online, November 1, 2014 DURHAM — It’s a lot harder than it looks. That’s what many parents of youth participating in a sled hockey tournament at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center Saturday afternoon said. Read More>>

Northeast Passage Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Northeast Passage is celebrating 25 years of providing adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation services to individuals with disabilities in New England. Over the past 25 years, Northeast Passage has grown from an all-volunteer organization serving 23 people with a budget of $2,700 in year one, to a staff of 14 serving more than 2,600 individuals with a budget of $1.1 million and 350 pieces of adaptive recreation equipment in 2014. […]

Northeast Passage Joins R4 Alliance to Better Serve Our Veterans

Northeast Passage announced they have become a member of R4 Alliance, a membership of Programs of Excellence providing community and therapeutic recreation service to our military family (U.S. service members, veterans, and their families), joining forces to overcome barriers in our industry. Answering the call to action by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen and the Office of Warrior and Family Support, R4 Alliance has stepped forward to […]

Second-graders take part in ‘Similarity Awareness Program’

Published: Fosters.com, March 25, 2014 DOVER — The halls of Garrison Elementary School on Monday filled with shrieks and squeals coming from the school’s gymnasium. That might be typical with a physical education class in progress, but this was no typical gym class causing the racket. The noise was coming from nearly two dozen second-graders dashing around the gym in wheelchairs, flinging and dodging colored balls. All of the participants […]

N.H. Chronicle: NEP Sled Hockey

Air Date: March 17, 2014, WMUR’s N.H. Chronicle New Hampshire Chronicle followed Northeast Passage’s sled hockey program at a recent tournament in Exeter, NH. View the full episode>>  

Neurology Now: Excersize for Everyone

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 […]

Those with disabilities thrive in sporting program

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 […]