Events Calendar Winter/Spring 2018

Andrew Skinner January 18, 2018 News, SCI, Upcoming Events

The New Year is here and 2018 has lots of fun activities for wheelchair users this Winter & Spring. It's time to come out and play!

It is a long list below, you can download the entire list: Events Calendar PDF

SAVE THE DATE: Triumph's 7th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival is April 28th & 29th.  This is our biggest event of the year featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, baseball, handcycling, SCUBA diving, and WCMX. Register to participate.

Handcycling Clinics

Come out and join us for the first handcycle clinic of the year on Friday, February 2nd from 11am - 3pm at Balboa Sports Complex located at 5831 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316.

We have partnered with Cal State Northridge (CSUN) to form the ValleyGo! program to enhance our handcycling clinics.

Clinics will be February 2nd, March 2nd, April 6th, and May 11th.

Our focus is to get Veterans out to ride.  Whether you have a "disability" or not, if you served in the U.S. military we invite you to join us!

We will have our "stable" of handcycles for everyone to try. Bring your friends and family for a fun day of kranking. This is a beginner to intermediate level ride so don't be shy.  Just look for the big, blue Triumph Foundation canopy and a load of cool bikes!

Please RSVP at [email protected] if you are interested.


Festival of Human Abilities

January 27th & 28th

Come out to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities. The Festival of Human Abilities celebrates the art and creativity of people with disabilities. It will feature wheelchair art, dance, live music, signing choirs, interactive workshops, and other creative performances by people who have disabilities.

FREE for people with disabilities but you must register.

For more information and tickets visit the Event Page




Wheelin’ in the Park with Triumph Foundation 

Sunday, January 28th (before the Festival of Human Abilities event)


Join our Triumph girls for a fun roll around the shoreline park at 10am-noon, followed by the Festival of Human Abilities. Location: Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach, CA 90802

For more information or to RSVP Email Karla Sanchez




Triumph Snow Skiing

January 30th & February 20th

Who wants to go snow skiing with Triumph Foundation in Big Bear with United States Adaptive Recreation Center?

We have just a few spots available for January 30th and February 20th.

Email [email protected] to sign up.



Abilities Expo Los Angeles

February 23rd - 25th

Come out to this FREE event at the Los Angeles Convention Center to see us and the latest & greatest in adapted products and services.

The show is the go-to source for the community of people with disabilities, they families, seniors, veterans, and healthcare professionals. Discover ability-enhancing products and services.

Triumph will have a booth so come by and say hello! Register for FREE today




Cal-Rehab Institute Finding Hope Lecture

March 7th

Cal Rehab is launching its Lecture Series "Finding Hope," about scientific breakthroughs in multiple areas of medicine. It will feature an exciting and informative discussion of innovative methods and research for Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation.

Join us for our first presentation by CEO of Aivita Biomedical, Hans S. Keirstead, Ph.D to discuss stem cells, facts, fiction, and future.

For more information visit the Facebook Event details here.




Carriage Driving Clinic 

Join Triumph in March (dates to determined) at our Adapted Carriage Driving Clinic in Moorepark, CA. This clinic is presented by the USDFD - United States Driving for Disabled.

World Champion Para-Equestrian driver Diane Kastama will be bringing out a specialized carriage made for a wheelchair user to transfer in. Her and fellow clinicians will teach us about the sport of driving, rein handling, how to stop and steer a horse, and then we'll get a chance to drive the horse & carriage. Watch the video

WCMX 2018 World Championship

April 6th - 7th

WCMX World Championship 2018 will be on April 6th & 7th right here in Southern California at Fontana Skatepark located at 16581 Filbert St. Fontana, CA 92335.

This two-day event features WCMX Competitors from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and the WCMX World Championship 2018 Title.

Facebook event page




VA Adapted Sports Expo

April 13th

The Long Beach VA with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) are holding its Adapted Sports Expo in the parking lot of the hospital. Come play wheelchair sports, check out the resource fair, and more. Triumph is working to help them put it all together.



Victory for Victims 10K & 5K

April 21st

Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center is having their 16th Annual Victory for Victims 10K, 5K, Kids Fun Run, Dog Walk at Lake Balboa at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA.

Triumph will have a booth at their expo and be participating.

This event is benefiting the Center for Assault Treatment Services.




Wheelchair Sports Festival

Mark your calendars: Triumph's 7th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival will be on April 28th & 29th at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium. This is our biggest event of the year featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, baseball, handcycling, SCUBA diving, and WCMX.

This event is ALL INCLUSIVE, open to everybody of ALL ABILITIES TO PLAY!!  We will have many extra sport wheelchairs for people to use, and coaching to teach you how to play.


Be an Exhibitor in our Resource Fair 

Be a Sponsor & Volunteer

Casa Colina's Outdoor Adventure

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:

Friday, January 26, February 2, & March 9, 2018

Therapeutic Horseback Riding - Enjoy and relax while riding a horse and developing music tone, coordination, and confidence.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sailing - Join Casa Colina and the U.S. Sailing Center for a hands-on sailing experience! Learn the basics of sailing in Los Alamitos Bay, the Long Beach Harbor and other locations. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Snow Skiing - Ski and snowboard instruction will be provided by the United States Adaptive Recreation Center. Stand-up and sit-down skiing and snowboarding are available depending on personal skill level.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Catalina Adventure Day - Sail over and spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Avalon.

Click here to see the full Outdoor Adventure schedule and sign up

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.

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.

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

April 29th

Triathlon - the 16th Annual PossAbilities Triathlon will be held at the Loma Linda University Drayson Center located at 25040 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354. The event is composed of three different segments, the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk/roll course, the 11 mile bike course, and finally the 150 yard swim course. For more info on this incredible triathlon click here

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

Stretching & Exercise Program every Monday of each month

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

Wheelchair Dancing

Wheelchair Dancers Organization offers free adaptive dance classes in San Diego, CA. They always welcome new dancers! 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, visit

US Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC)

Now 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




Triumph Foundation

In addition to our Wheelchair Sports Festival on April 28th & 29th, we have other events coming up:

Life Series Support Groups 

Triumph Foundation is involved in Spinal Cord Injury networking groups that meet regularly all over California. Click here for a full list

Wives & Girlfriends Retreat

Triumph Foundation's Wives & Girlfriends of Men with SCI is planning a women's retreat in June. Spinal Cord Injury does not only affect the person who is injured, it also affects families and loved ones. This is a chance to network and learn from other spouses/girlfriends about life with someone who is deals with paralysis.  If you or your partner are interested in attending, contact Kirsten

Let'em Roll Casino Night Fundraiser

Triumph Foundation's Let'em Roll Casino Night Fundraiser is this summer. SAVE THE DATE July 28, 2018. We need sponsors and silent auction items

Are you interested in becoming a Triumph Ambassador?

We'll be having a training conference in March; it will feature leadership workshops teaching skills for mentoring, presentations from community leaders, and team building.

To apply email [email protected]


There is a lot happening!! Click here for a PDF of this list of events

For more frequent updates, follow us on Facebook & Twitter

If you or somebody you know needs help, contact us. Triumph Foundation is here to enable you to live life to its fullest ability.

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