Chapter 12: Sports, Recreation and Travel


Section 1: Sports, Camps, Recreation And Leisure


Subsection C: Sports for People with Disabilities


BlazeSports America, Inc.

Email:

info@blazesports.org

BlazeSports is driven by a desire to provide all children and adults with physical disabilities the chance to play sports and live healthy, active lives.

1670 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 331
Norcross , GA 30093

Voice: 

404-270-2000

Fax: 

470-719-8768

Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities

The University of Central Oklahoma's Endeavor Games exists to create competitive, fun, safe and high quality sport competitions for athletes with physical disabilities throughout the United States. They aspire to serve the needs of athletes whether they participate for health, recreation or dream of being a Paralympian.

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Drive
Edmond , OK 73034

Voice: 

405-974-2000

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

Email:

email@nchpad.org

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.

4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham , AL 35209

Toll Free: 

800-900-8086

Fax: 

205-313-7475

Okie Spokesmen

Email:

mapva@sbcglobal.net

Sponsors wheelchair basketball, softball tournaments, water skiing, snow skiing, scuba diving, fishing tournaments and other summer and winter sports. May host a 2007 state 9-ball pool tournament. People with various disabilities can participate in Spokesmen sports events, although some events must be played from wheelchairs.

P.O. Box 57
Earlsboro , OK 74840

Voice: 

405-997-3344
405-721-7168

Toll Free: 

800-321-5041

Special Olympics

Email:

info@sook.org

Year-round sports activities for individuals with disabilities. Call for information on events and for referral to local Special Olympics programs.

6835 S. Canton Ave.
Tulsa , OK 74136

Voice: 

918-481-1234

Toll Free: 

800-722-9004

Fax: 

918-496-1515

Tulsa Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges

The Center provides a wide variety of services for persons with physical challenges in three major program areas, rehabilitative services, adaptive recreation and community reintegration.

Rehabilitative services provides programs and classes that are designed to improve and/or maintain strength, endurance stamina and overall functional independence. They include: Individually designed rehabilitative exercise programs, Adaptive aerobic, stretching and toning classes, including seated and standing yoga, Breathing and Meditation, Leisure Education, Life Skills and more.

Adaptive recreation provide services that are designed to increase opportunities for challenging and enriching leisure and recreational experiences such as computer classes, creative cooking, creative writing, drawing and painting, handbuilding with clay, and mixed media sculpture, horticulture, and stained glass.

Community reintegration activities promote independence and help people with physical disabilities to participate in the fullest extent possible in the cultural, recreational and social life of the community. Participants enjoy bowling, horseback riding, going to movies, tandem biking, water aerobics, a variety of special outings, such as trips to local parks, theaters, concerts and a junior wheelchair sports program for children and youth with mobility impairments.

815 S. Utica Ave.
Tulsa , OK 74104

Voice: 

918-584-8607

Fax: 

918-584-8646