Events Calendar Fall 2017

Andrew Skinner September 23, 2017 News, SCI, Upcoming Events

Hi Everyone,

The season is changing to autumn and many people are sad to see the summer come to a close.  But don't be distressed, there are still lots of fun activities coming up for wheelchair users this fall.

Check out the Events Calendar below for all the exciting things going on in Southern California in the next few months.

Plus did you hear the AMAZING news, the Paralympic games are coming to Los Angeles in 2028!  Better start training!!

Hope to see you out there,

Andrew Skinner

(661) 803-3700

PS:  Returning to work after a Spinal Cord Injury is possible and Triumph Foundation wants to help! Apply for Triumph's $5,000 Return To Work Award. Click here for more info


NEW Northridge Women's SCI Group 

Triumph Foundation is starting a monthly meeting for Women with Spinal Cord Injury. This group will allow participants to network, share ideas, information, and experiences.

Join us for our first meeting and help us develop this new forum on Wednesday September 20th. We'll be meeting at C.O.R.E. located at 9631 Reseda Blvd, Northridge CA 91324.

For more information contact Michelle Altamirano 818-335-1279




Triumph Return to Work Award

Triumph Foundation has received an endowment of $5,000 from the family of Bill Hollman to be awarded for the purpose of helping a person with a SCI/D to return to work by obtaining a job or pursuing entrepreneurial venture.

Essay applications are due by October 15th.For complete submission guidelines CLICK HERE 






Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Triumph Foundation is holding our Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament at the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field at Lake Balboa in Van Nuys, CA.

Over-the-Line is a modified baseball game, check out this video to see how it's played!

No equipment or experience necessary. Play in your own wheelchair.

Only a limited number can play so sign up now. To register CLICK HERE


Join us for an awesome skate sesh on September 23rd at 10am at Oxnard Skatepark located at 3250 South Rose Ave, Oxnard CA 93033.

You can come out to participate or simply hang out and watch all the awesome skate tricks!

Watch guys drop into the BIGGEST bowls and others learn how to do a wheelie.  Everyone can learn to ride their wheelchair.



Infinite Flow Flashmob

Infinite Flow is a Wheelchair dance company, and their mission is to empower people and help people embody inclusion through dance and human connection.

On September 24th they'll be having a Dance For Inclusion Flashmob at the Venice Beach Board Walk. Check out the Event page for more info.






Rancho Spinal Injury Games

Saturday, September 30th from 10am-2pm at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in the front parking lot.

The annual Spinal Injury Games are designed for the beginning or wheelchair sports enthusiast. They provide an excellent opportunity for participants to experience a variety of wheelchair sports. To register CLICK HERE

Triumph will have a booth at the Resource Fair.  Stop by to say hello!

Long Beach Marathon 

Triumph is partnering with the Paralyzed Veterans of America to ride in marathon the weekend of October 6-8, 2017.

There are a few sponsored spots left for Veterans to participate on our team, or just register and come ride with us. If you are interested contact us

For more info on the event CLICK HERE




DisAbility Sports Festival

The 11th annual DisAbility Sports Festival is on Saturday October 7, 2017 at California State University, San Bernardino.

The FREE event features over 20 adapted sports including basketball, archery, kayaking, tennis, golf, soccer, resource fair, and more.

Triumph will be running their quad rugby clinic from 9 AM to 12 PM inside the main gymnasium. Anyone can participate, all you have to do is sign up.

To register, CLICK HERE




Casa Colina's Outdoor Adventures 

Our friends at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center are always doing exciting and fun events through their Outdoor Adventures program. Here are a few highlights of activities coming up:

Skydiving- October 4, 2017. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush! Jump from 12,500ft and freefall for nearly a minute at speeds of up to 120mph!

Surfing - October 10, 2017.  Join Casa Colina and Surf's up! Team up with premier surf shop, ZJ Boarding House of Santa Monica, along with their top instructors as we present a thrilling day of surfing.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding - October 13 & 27, and November 3 & 17, and December 8 & 15, 2017. Enjoy and relax while riding a horse and developing muscle tone, coordination, and confidence.

Angel Flight - November 18, 2017. Experience the pleasure of flying in a small plan. Enjoy the views from above as we fly into the Airport in the Sky on Catalina Island!

Sailing - November 28, 2017.  Join Casa Colina and the U.S. Sailing Center for a hands-on sailing experience! Learn the basics of sailing in Los Alamitos Bay.

Harbor Holiday Cruise - December 13, 2017.  Relax and enjoy the sites of the holiday season at Los Alamitos Bay. We will cruise the bay in electric Duffy boats. Family and friends are welcome!

For a full list of events and details on how to sign up CLICK HERE

RAMP Handcycling

Recreation Access Motivating People (RAMP) Handcycling conducts FREE hand cycling clinics in the Huntington Beach area on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 1:00pm. They have a variety of handcycles and adaptive cycles for you to use.  Cyclists of all abilities are welcome to join.

For more info visit



Wheelchair Sports Practices 

Every week there are opportunities to play wheelchair sports.  Here are some highlights:

Northridge Knights teams practice wheelchair sports every week at Lake View Terrace Gym located at 11075 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace, CA 91321

  • Wheelchair Basketball practice is on Thursday from 6pm-9pm.
  • Quad Rugby practice is on Sunday from 11am-3pm.
  • Wheelchair Tennis practice is on Saturday at Balboa Park.

For more info Contact Triumph Foundation

Triumph Handcycling Clinic every month.  We have around 10 bikes set up with a variety of adaptations for different rider capabilities that we bring out for people to use. For more info CLICK HERE

UCLA Adapted Recreation holds an open wheelchair basketball clinic every Tuesday night. For more info CLICK HERE

HotWheelz Basketball Team practices Tuesday & Sunday at 2:30pm at Lake Terrace Gymnasium in Los Angeles. Contact Alex

Rolling Bears Wheelchair Basketball Team
 practices every Thursday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm. For more information Contact David Cazares or call 909-200-6913

Power Soccer practice is every Sunday from 12-4pm at Glendale Community College contact Steve Everette

Sled Hockey - The Kings Sled Hockey Team practices at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside. Practices are every Monday at 7:00pm. They have sleds, sticks, and gear for you to borrow. For more information CLICK HERE

Sharp Quad Rugby practices every Sunday in Oceanside. Contact Troy

Open Play Wheelchair Tennis practice is Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm at Biola University Contact Mark
US Paralympics has a list of Sport Clubs to find programs near you.

National Quad Rugby Association has all the rugby squads and contact info to find a team near you.

National Wheelchair Basketball Association lists all basketball teams and contact info to find a team near you.


Developed by the Loma Linda University, PossAbilities is a FREE community outreach. It's goal is to offer disabled individuals a sense of community and a  social network

Monthly Group Handcycling & Bike Rides the last Sundays of each month

Stretching & Exercise Program every Monday of each month

Limb Loss Running Clinic on September 17, 2017

For more information and a list of all PossAbilities events CLICK HERE

Wheelchair Dancing

Wheelchair Dancers Organization offers free adaptive dance classes. They always welcome new dancers! Class dates and times vary, located at 4584 Calle De Vida, San Diega, CA 92124. For info visit for a complete list of classes.

Infinite Flow holds monthly wheelchair dance classes on the 1st Saturday of the month from 5pm to 8pm.Open to All Abilities - wheelers & walkers. If you are interested in participating, Contact Marisa to RSVP or visit

US Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC)

December through March in Big Bear, USARC redefines physical and cognitive limitations through skiing and snowboarding. Using the best adaptive equipment and teaching techniques available, with private one-on-one instruction, they maximize each participants' potential for success. Mono-skis, bi-skis and outriggers allow beginners to quickly feel the freedom of gliding down the mountain.

For reservations call (909) 584-0269 or visit

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES)

DSES summer programs continue into the Fall at Mammoth Mountain. Programs include kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, cycling/mountain bike rides, and horseback riding. All activities are scheduled individually and are specific to personal interests and capabilities.

For more information CLICK HERE

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

Located in San Diego, CAF recognizes the athletic greatness inherent in all people with physical challenges and supports thei endeavors by providing unparalleled sports opportunities. They hold many classes from Adaptive Yoga, Self Defense, Strength & Conditioning throughout the year.

For more information CLICK HERE

The 2018 CAF Grant Application is NOW OPEN!  Application:

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) is a non-profit organization working to improve the health, and independence of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs.

For more info CLICK HERE

Life Series Groups

Triumph leads Life Series Groups that meet all around Southern California.

Each group is different and has its own personality. In addition to providing group support, many of them also do fun activities like go-kart racing, bowling, billiards, watch movies, eat at restaurants, feature live music, and have guest speakers and conversation topics.

If you'd like to be on one of the Life Series Groups email invite list, please let us know where you live, which group you are interested in, and any topics you'd like us to discuss.

For a full list of Southern California SCI Groups CLICK HERE

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Help Triumph celebrate by using  #morethanmychair 

Post pictures of yourself doing fun activities on various social media sites putting #morethanmychair in the caption. Too often the general population think people that live with paralysis are confined to their wheelchairs and live a life of sedentary. The campaign's mission is to smash those stereotypes by showcasing pictures of wheelchair users doing things that bring joy to your life and are extraordinary.

The campaign will take place throughout the month of September, but hopefully the message that we are, in fact, more than our chairs, will resonate beyond.





WOW there is a lot happening this Fall!

For more frequent updates, follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Don't forget to sign-up for Triumph's Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament on Saturday October 21, 2017.

Triumph Foundation is here to enable you live life to its fullest. If you or somebody you know needs help, contact us
Stay tuned for our Christmas Outreach Schedule and Outreach Update.


Andrew Skinner

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