Events Calendar Fall 2018

Andrew Skinner September 18, 2018 News, Noteworthy, SCI, Upcoming Events

Events Calendar Fall 2018

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.

Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament

Saturday, October 20, 2018 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

Triumph Return to Work Award

Triumph Foundation's Employment Achievement Award provides people with SCI financial assistance to achieve more success with current employer, for a license/product/equipment that will enable work, start a business, and/or increase their workplace success.

The goal is to help people become productive members of the community after a paralyzing accident.

We extended the deadline to October 1st.

For complete submission guidelines CLICK HERE

Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival

Save the Date: Triumph's first Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival is Saturday November 10, 2018.

Featuring handcycling, rugby, pickle ball, tennis, beep baseball, boccia, dance, art, resource fair and more!

Coaching & Instruction, Equipment Provided.

Volunteers Needed

Event Info

Rancho Spinal Injury Games

Saturday, September 29th 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.

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

To register CLICK HERE

DisAbility Sports Festival

The 11th annual DisAbility Sports Festival is on Saturday October 6, 2018 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- September 18, 2018. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush! Jump from 12,500ft and freefall for nearly a minute at speeds of up to 120mph!

Adaptive Scuba Clinic - September 22, and December 8, 2018. Casa Colina is teaming up with DiveHeart to teach scuba diving and snorkeling techniques in the comfort of a heated indoor pool at Casa Colina Hospital.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding - September 14 & 28, and October 5 & 19, November 2 & 30, and December 7 & 14, 2018. Enjoy and relax while riding a horse and developing muscle tone, coordination, and confidence.

Angel Flight - November 17, 2018. 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 8, 2018. 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 5 & 12, 2018. 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

Adaptive Paddle Boarding

Check out this monthly adaptive paddle boarding, kayak and social meet up. Whether you're new to water sports or a seasoned paddler.

Meet Pushing 4 Independence at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach every FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 9am-12pm for some fun on the water.

For more info: CLICK HERE

Adaptive Yoga

Adapt Functional Movement and Pushing 4 Independence are now offering FREE adaptive yoga classes on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month at 5:15pm at the Adapt Center in Carlsbad.

All abilities welcome - places are limited.

For more info: 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 CLICK HERE

Adaptive Surf Camp & Beach Day

Stoke for Life Foundation and ADAPT are having a beach and surf day on Sunday September 23rd from 9am-1pm at Oceanside Harbor.

Join them for a day of fun and see what the hype is all about!

All adaptive surf equipment will be provided as well as some food and drink for replenishing.

For more info contact ADAPT

Adaptive Surfing Championships

Adaptive surfing history will be made again at the 2nd Annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships on October 5th-7th, 2018 in Oceanside, CA

Hosted by Stoke for Life Foundation, Powered by Challenged Athletes Foundation, this event is now three days of elite world class adaptive surfing.

With the best of the best in the world of adaptive surfing slated to show up for another piece of the prize money this event is primed to show competitive adaptive surfing at its best.

United States Adaptive Recreation (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

Angel City Sports

Angel City offers a year-round schedule of introductory adaptive sport clinics, giving athletes opportunities to participate, learn and train in a variety of sports.Try adaptive golf, sitting volleyball, fencing and more.

For more info CLICK HERE


Join WCMX at their skate sesh on September 22nd at 9am at Fontana Skatepark South located at 106581 Filbert St Fontana CA 92335.

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

For more info 'like' their Facebook Page

Each by Name - Women's Conference

3rd Annual Each By Name, Women of all abilities conference is on November 17, 2018 in La Mesa San Diego.

Workshop guest speakers include; Interpersonal Communications, Mental Health,Financial Development, and Career Training.

Adaptive sports clinics include; Crossfit, boxing, self-defense, and softball.

For more info 'like' their Facebook Page

DisAbility Sports Festival Coachella Valley

The Annual DisAbility Sports Festival in Coachella Valley will be held on December 1, 2018.

It is a 1-day FREE adaptive sports event for people of all ages and all disabilities. Registration will be online mid-October.

For more info visit their Facebook Event Page

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

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

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

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 funactivities 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.

See you out there!

WOW there is a lot happening this Fall!

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