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Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities.

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National Amputation FoundationThe National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well. The National Amputation Foundation has programs and services geared to help the amputee and other disabled people. AMP to AMP Program A home, hospital or nursing home visit is available for peer counseling and support to any person who has had or will be having a major limb amputation. If the person does not live within a drivable distance, we will call them to offer the same support. Medical Equipment Give-A-Way Program: Our donated medical equipment program is available to any person in need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes and crutches. While this program is open to anyone in need, the item(s) need to be picked up at our office. Other services include:
  • Information on recreational activities for amputees.
  • Booklets and pamphlets that provide information, specific to the needs of above-the-knee, below-the-knee, and arm amputees.
  • Providing hospital visits and running bingo games.
  • Contact information for Veterans Benefits.
  • Referral service to other amputee organizations.
National Amputation FoundationNational Amputation Foundation
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Adaptive Sports ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides grants for adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Special Events of the program include:
  • Creative Arts Festival,
  • Golden Age Games,
  • Summer Sports Clinic,
  • Training-Exposure-Experience (TEE) Tournament,
  • Valor Games,
  • Wheelchair Games,
  • Winter Sports Clinic.
For detailed information on these events, please visit website. In addition to the programs above, Pennsylvania grant recipients are: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1 Morrow Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1326 For: Therapeutic Equine Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, Inc. 10914 Clay Lick Road Mercersburg, PA 17236 For: Skiing, Snowboarding
United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
Variety -The Children's Charity - Golf Buddies ProgramVariety – The Children’s Charity and the Philadelphia Section of the PGA of America collaborated to create the “Buddy Program” to enhance the lives of children with developmental and physical disabilities through the game of golf. Its goal is to create a buddy system between a PGA professional and a child with disabilities. Its main objective is to establish a meaningful friendship between both parties as the child is learning the fundamentals of golf while elevating the child’s self-esteem. The Golf Buddy Program requires the parent(s) to show a strong commitment to the child’s learning process. Once paired with a PGA Professional, it is the responsibility of the parent to arrange the child’s golf lessons unless the professional expresses that he/she would rather take on this responsibility. The Buddy Program will provide the required golfing equipment. All children and professionals enrolled in the program shall be registered and noted for future mailings and group activities through the offices of the Philadelphia Section of the PGA and Variety – The Children’s Charity.MontgomeryVariety Club Camp and Developmental CenterVariety-The Children's Charity

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