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2019 USA Hockey Sled Classic

March 26, 2019

In early February, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Blackhawks hosted the 2018-2019 USA Hockey Sled Classic — and defeated the Colorado Avalanche 8-2 in the championship game. As champions, the Blackhawks keep their claim on the O’Connor Courage Trophy. Players’ names are inscribed on the trophy, which is housed at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. Thirty teams participated in the tournament and each was sponsored by an NHL team from across the country. There were over five hundred attendees, including players, volunteers and the general public. The Numotion…

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A Competitive Start to 2019

March 26, 2019

I had the pleasure to attend the Numotion NLC in San Antonio, Texas and take part in their “March Madness” style wheelchair basketball tournament. It was a pleasure getting to share my wheelchair basketball odyssey and the mission of the Ryan Martin Foundation during the convention with over 800+ Numotion employees. It gave me the opportunity to express my appreciation for Numotion’s support of RMF’s mission to grow the adaptive sports community in the Northeast. From the grassroots kids program to a collegiate level agenda Numotion has been an instrumental…

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Numotion Foundation’s First Ever FUNraiser

February 5, 2019

The first ever Numotion Foundation fundraiser took place at the Numotion National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. More than 750 Numotion employees participated in a carnival-like affair – the event featured photo opportunities with Numo, Numotion’s sponsored service dog, and midway games featuring adaptive sports activities created by Numotion Expo partners. The main attraction was a wheelchair basketball tournament featuring 16 teams of employees. Josh Turek, gold medalist and three-time USA Paralympian in wheelchair basketball, and Ryan Martin, wheelchair basketball player for the NWBA New York Rolling Knicks and…

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Numotion Foundation Launches Grant and Sponsorship Application on its New Website

February 5, 2019

Brentwood, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2019) – The Numotion Foundation has announced the launch of its website, www.numotionfoundation.org. The site hosts the Foundation’s grant and sponsorship application available for charitable groups, causes and events that align with the Foundation’s mission of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities, as well as quick and easy access to the most up-to-date information regarding the Foundation. “We are excited about the launch of the Numotion Foundation website,” said Justin Richardson, Numotion Foundation Executive Director. “The site’s online grant and scholarship application will make it easier for…

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Morgan’s Wonderland – Numotion Foundation’s First Recipient Organization

February 5, 2019

Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park, opened in 2010 and has since hosted more than 1 million visitors from 65 different countries. Guests with special needs can enter the park at no charge, and all rides and attractions are accessible to visitors regardless of disabilities. Their mission, “to provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of physical and economic barriers that all individuals – regardless of age, special need or disability – can come to and enjoy” aligns with the Foundation perfectly. On Friday, January 18th, the…

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