Adaptive Recreation

Triumph Foundation’s Adaptive Recreation program gives people with disabilities an opportunity to push the limits of their ability and enhance their quality of life. Our mission is to provide adaptive sports, fitness, recreation, and outdoor adventure events to people living in the Southern California community.

As a recognized Paralympic Sport Club with the United States Olympic Committee, Triumph Foundation makes activities like riding bikes, target shooting, and playing sports achievable for people with mobility impairments. Our program includes competitive sports, organized events, health and wellness activities, sport instruction, and FUN!

Triumph Foundation believes exercise is medicine; that living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of every individual's life, but particularly in the life of a disabled individual; and that staying fit is essential to recovery and to avoiding secondary complications. Sports and athletics are a great way to stay healthy.

The benefits of Adaptive Recreation go beyond the physical, they transcend and contribute to the mental wellness and self-esteem for injured individuals. Among the ongoing challenges of spinal cord injury is a sense of being fragile and overprotected; sports allow a person to release pent up emotions, feel a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among teammates, and find a sense of purpose.

Triumph Foundation works to expand the number of para-athletes, increase community involvement in wheelchair sports, and we partner with community based programs to enhance their capability.

Triumph hosts regular adaptive sports programming. Significant events include:

Wheelchair Sports Festival (Spring)

Triumph Foundation’s annual Wheelchair Sports Festival in the Spring is a free adaptive sports clinic that brings everyone together of all abilities - able body and disabled alike - to take part in a weekend of games and activities. The featured adapted sports include wheelchair hockey, basketball, racquetball, baseball, quad rugby (a.k.a. murderball), hand cycling, adapted scuba, wheelchair skating (WCMX), and a power wheelchair rodeo. There is also a resource fair and art workshop. Triumph Foundation hosts this event to introduce wheelchair sports to people that are newly injured, Veterans, children, and others with disabilities; as well as provide learning opportunities to the general public and showcase people living with physical impairment in a way that members of the community do not often see.

Over-the-Line Baseball (Fall)

Triumph Foundation holds the Over-the-Line Baseball Tournament every Fall. Over-the-Line is a modified baseball game where teams of three players consisting of at least one quadriplegic and one paraplegic attempt to hit a ball "over the line" into a sectioned off fair territory without their opponents catching it before the ball bounces twice. Score is kept by tracking hits, there is no running/rolling of bases. There is a bracket where teams will compete to win their way to the championship.

Adaptive Shooting

Triumph Foundation puts on Adapted Shooting Clinics with Angeles Armory. Wheelchair shooters learn about gun safety, self defense, and the sport of marksmanship. Every participant gets to shoot an assortment of firearms; regardless of their physical limitations. Triumph Foundation’s main goal is to introduce the world of competition shooting to people who use wheelchairs and show the abilities of those challenged athletes.

Handcycling (Monthly)

Triumph Foundation’s recreation program includes a handcycling clinic once a month with ten specialized handcycles for participants to try riding and receive instruction. Rides are typically on the second or third Saturday of every month.

Calendar of Events
There are many exciting events for wheelchair users going on all the time. Check out our Events page for a list of upcoming community activities.

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