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 Empower SCI! Empower SCI is a non-profit corporation established to enable individuals with spinal cord injuries to lead happier, more meaningful and more independent lives.
Today's Shout-Out honors the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program (DCR's Universal Access Program), an organization dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities.
While we've got an affection for outdoor activities, we recognize that there are plenty of indoor activities that get people engaged, entertained, and connected. Today we're giving a shout-out to AbleGamers, a nonprofit that "aims to improve the qualify of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games."
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.