U.S. Rehab/VGM Participate In Local Sportability Fundraiser

Published in Complex Rehab on June 06, 2018

On Friday, May 18, leaders of U.S. Rehab and the VGM Group participated in a wheelchair basketball fundraiser for SportAbility of Iowa, a non-profit organization that empowers individuals with physical disabilities to enjoy an active lifestyle through sports and recreation programs. The proceeds will be used to send kids with disabilities to the annual Adapted Sports Camp, where children with physical disabilities and visual impairments can compete in recreational Paralympic sports.

“I think everyone had a great time and learned how difficult this sport really is and what it takes to play it at a competitive level,” said Jack Eherenman, co-founder of the Adapted Sports Camp.  

This event consisted of eight different teams playing wheelchair basketball against the Rolling Panthers. The Panthers won 62-12, and the event raised over $5,000, with a large portion coming from U.S. Rehab/VGM. “Many of the people and businesses at VGM have been huge supporters of our efforts over several years,” commented Eherenman.

SportAbility of Iowa provides people in the local community with a physical disability a way to be active in the community, an opportunity that was not available twelve years prior. This organization strives to break down barriers and demonstrate to the community the importance of acceptance and respect of diverse populations. Support for SportAbility of Iowa will allow the organization to continue making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

“We are so pleased that we could participate in a fundraiser that benefits all of these individuals,” states Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab. “Promoting inclusion and overcoming obstacles is what this community is all about.”

The Adapted Sports Camp, put on by SportAbility of Iowa, will be hosted at the University of Northern Iowa from June 20th – June 22nd, 2018. For more information about the camp or about SportAbility of Iowa, please visit https://sportabilityofiowa.org/.

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