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. Make a Gift

Triumph hosts regular adaptive sports programming. Significant events include:

Wheelchair Sports Festival (Spring)

Triumph Foundation’s annual Wheelchair Sports Festival 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, 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. Event videos. 

Superheroes Triumph! 5K (Summer)

Triumph Foundation's annual SuperHeroes Triumph 5k is our fundraising adaptive recreation event. From start to finish, we were all in it to win it, and it's always a BIG WIN for everyone because we were all fighting for the same cause, to make quality of life a reality for people in the disabled community. The event is held at Lake Balboa Park in Van Nuys, CA and is an achievable 5k walk, run or roll around the beautiful park. Event videos.

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. Event videos.

Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival (Fall)

This is a FREE, all-inclusive, multi-sport event that introduces adaptive sports to the community. Sports include archery, boxing, basketball, murderball, handcycling, pickle ball, tennis, beep baseball, bocce, golf. Zumba, art workshop and a resource fair. We have all the equipment for people to use, plus coaches and instructors to teach you how to play the games. Event videos.

Carriage Driving

Triumph partners with United States Driving for Disabled (USDFD) to hold an Adapted Horse & Carriage Driving Clinic. World Champion Para-Equestrian driver Diane Kastama gives us a demonstration of the sport. She brings two specialized carriages made for wheelchair users to transfer in, plus carts being pulled by ponies. Diane and her fellow clinicians teach us about the sport of driving, rein handling, how to stop and steer a horse, and how to race!

ValleyGo! Handcycling, Kayaking & Canoeing

Triumph Foundation has teamed up with Cal State University Northridge and Valley Go to bring you a free clinic every month. The clinic features kayaking and canoeing, along with handcyling at the beautiful Castaic Lake. All the equipment will be provided, all you have to do is show up and have fun!


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 in various locations.


Play LA and Triumph hosted adaptive archery clinics for kids. Dozens of youth learned to shoot a bow and arrow, the clinics were led by Gold Medal winning Paralympian Kevin Mather and team USA archery coaches. Learn more about the sport.

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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