Steve Spitz, Program Coordinator for Western New York Adaptive Water Sports collaborated with Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS) and RiverWorks to plan a terrific afternoon of adaptive paddling action on Saturday, July 13th for anyone interested in giving it a try.
“What a great day to be on the water – this is perfect,” stated Steve Spitz, adding, “We do this all summer long to give people with disabilities, like me, a chance to enjoy what’s available to them – a more active lifestyle.”
While there were only a few takers, everyone involved thought it went great – sunny and 74 degrees on the Buffalo River made an ideal setting for getting in a kayak.
Norm Page, President of GBAS’s board of directors, and Steve Wischmann, GBAS’s Executive Director helped promote the event and were on hand to assist. GBAS, formerly The Sled Hockey Foundation, coordinates with adaptive sports and recreation organizations throughout Western New York to build collaboration and mutual support aimed at growing opportunities for people with disabilities of any kind to get active and challenge themselves in new ways.
Go to http://wnyadaptivewatersports.org/wp/programs/paddling/ for more information about WNY Adaptive Water Sports and the Team River Runner paddling schedule.
Continue to go to https://www.sledhockeyfoundation.org/events for more information about upcoming action. The new GBAS website is coming soon!
GBAS news and information can be followed at: