So this summer I was blessed to get to check out the NubAbility Summer Camp. Here is a little background on this amazing organization!!
Based in Du Quoin, Illinois, our story began with Head Coach Sam Kuhnert, who was born without an extra hand and whose determination allowed him to succeed on the high school and college baseball fields. While working at a family-resources camp for fellow limb-different youth, Sam discovered a need for in-depth, thorough athletic training opportunities.
In 2012, he and eight other limb-different coaches came together in Du Quoin to host a summer camp similar to collegiate camps offered for young athletes. Offering training in a variety of sports, from baseball and softball to basketball, football to wrestling, volleyball to dance and cheer, these coaches built the foundation of NubAbility Athletics.
And on that foundation, the we have continued to grow. In 2014, the third year of our All-Sport Summer Camp, more than 70 limb-different youth from 24 states descended upon Southern Illinois to learn from a roster of more than 30 accomplished coaches. Through three days of camp, these youth, ranging in age from 4 to 18, learned everything from the basics of their respective sports to workouts and drills to help them continually improve.
My short time with Sam and his excellent team of coaches showed the true meaning of lead by example!! Not only did I have a blast but I am gearing up to head to their baseball/softball clinic over New Year’s Day. Check out their Website for more info on their organization and events!!! www.nubability.org
It’s time!!! We have a few items we will be raffle get off. Our first item is a 500 gig Xbox One! We will do the drawing for this item Dec 1st at 5pm central time. For each $25 donation you will receive an entry from now until Dec 1st will be entered to win. We will ship it to whatever address the winner wants.
This is a nice little write up by UNYQ about our rider Daniel Edmondson. Thank you for the love and continued support!!!
With a name like UNYQ, you know we are doing something special! The purpose of UNYQ is give amputees stylish and functional options for showing off and concealing their amputation as they see fit. Our prosthetic covers are manufactured with the latest 3D printing technologies and are completely personalized to your measurements. Each UNYQ cover is unique, meaning we produce it individually so it’s symmetrical with your sound leg and fits over your componentry. You can choose from the designs we have on our website or ask us to design a custom one that fit your own style.
Check them out www.unyq.com
Our first installment in series of features about our team. Today’s ASK featured skater Joel Goltry tells his story and how being at the Midwest Ability Expo made him feel. Keep checking the site all week for more videos and pictures from this weekends events.
The Adaptive Skate Kollective, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to raising awareness for the adaptive community. They will soon be offering skateboarding training, coaching, competitions and hosting special events for youth, adults and veterans living with physical disabilities. Their goal is to open a training facility in the Kansas City area and create skateboarding programs for skateboarders, especially those who are adaptive, as well as offering after school programs.