Our Squad Shout-Out series was created with the intent shine a spotlight on the fantastic organizations who are working hard to make the world a better place. Today's Shout-Out honors RISE Adaptive Sports!
RISE, formed on March 13, 2007, is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs.
All RISE programs are 100% free of charge. No membership fees. No participation fees. No equipment rental fees. With a long list of programs, everyone is bound to find something with RISE that interests them.
"RISE lets a person know they are not alone when it comes to dealing with a physical disability. And that life in a chair doesn’t mean you are destined to sit on the sideline of life watching . . . For me, the numerous activities and events RISE offers has fostered friendships with other wheelchair users and has helped me to live a more active and rich life . . . A cruise, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, water skiing, and soon to be snow skiing . . . I’m healthier now than probably any time in my adult life. Every person associated with RISE is inspiring in their own way and I’m proud to be a part of Team RISE." -Josh Whitaker