The World of Adaptive Sports
Dave Wolf promises to try anything in his power to modify an activity so that his disabled athletes CAN DO IT. Wolf, a man with a story, is a disabled veteran who broke his back after falling from a five story building. He now works with disabled youth to get them involved with adaptive sports through cycling, skiing, wheelchair racing, and other sports to enhance these kids’ lives.
Wolf lives out his life as an inspiration. He now plays basketball for the Denver Nuggets Wheelchair basketball league and is a part of Adaptive Adventures, an organization that brings hope to disabled people throughout the US. Wolf says the athletes he works with inspire him and encourages others to get involved.
“I’ve seen kids that could not move hardly their arms at all, but the fierceness of trying to get it right just to hit a tennis ball… to see the smile on their face when they do it is just incredible. I think they are all inspiring. I am in awe of any child that is raised with a disability because the cards are stacked against them from the get-go.”
“If you have an opportunity to volunteer or participate or help with funding in any way with disabled kids or with disabled adults, do it. These are sports that really enhance people’s lives. If you were told you couldn’t do anything and then something was brought to you to show that you could, it would make a world of a difference in your life.”
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