Keep On Moving! is a program designed to introduce and support continued involvement of individuals with physical disabilities in wheelchair sports, fitness and recreational opportunities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
We introduce 4 wheelchair sports on the 1st and 3rd or just the 1st Wednesday of every month. The sports being introduced are: wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and handcycling. We have the athletes and equipment to give you a good introduction to these sports.
Fall/Winter months this clinic will be held in Beaverton, OR and only on the 1st Wednesday of the month (October-May).
Summer months this clinic is held in Portland, OR on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month (June-Sept).
JUNIORS AND ADULTS!
ODS co-hosts adaptive bike clinics through out the summer. There are handcycles, tandem bikes, 3 wheeled bikes for people to try. Â Events are Â organized by ODS, Adventures Without Limits, Portland Parks & Rec., and Shriners Childrenâ€™s Hospital. Sunday, June 5, 2011 is our currently scheduled event. Â We are hoping to get some organized handcycle rides going this summer....look for more details & dates soon!
ATHLETE TEAM DEVELOPMENT FUNDS
ODS has established an Athlete Development Fund Program to benefit teams who are training and/or competing at local, state, national and international levels. Â
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT GRANTS/COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIPS
Personal equipment grants: These grants are provided by the Marilyn Koski Memorial Fund, and are available to ODS members. Grant typically range from $20 to $100.Â Criteria include: financial need, diligence in training in sport of choice, value of the equipment in helping meet athletic goal. Applications are reviewed in January, April, July and October.
Competition Scholarships: To request a scholarship, you must be a member of ODS, compete in at least one ODS sponsored event if available in the particular sport and if applying for regional, national or international competition, keep a training log to be reviewed by the Sport Committee. Maximum scholarship is $100.
ANNUAL SPORTS BANQUET
We have hosted an annual Sports Banquet to honor those athletes that have taken it upon themselves to compete at the highest of levels and succeed.Â These sports banquets began in 1992.
Thanks to The Mulnomah Athletic Club, we will be hosting our Annual Â Sports Banquet on Friday, November 5th, 2010 again this year.
ODS RESOURCE GUIDE
Our resource guide is used by people with disabilities, and by professionals who help people with disabilities, to find the sport/activity specific program that they are looking for.Â This is an asset to the entire community.Â We update it as often as we can and we are always looking to add new organizations onto it.
Portland PoundersWheelchair Rugby team
The Oregon StormGoalball team
The Rose City Thorns Goalball Team