RISE Adaptive Sports
Life Rolls On’s They Will Skate Again Texas
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
Adaptive Skateboarding Clinic
Sat, April 27, 10am – 3pm
Lively Skate Park, 909 N. O’Connor Road, Irving, TX 75061
w/ Special Guest
Despite an obvious twist to Jon’s physical build he never felt that he had to do things the hard way or that things were tougher for him. “I don’t think there were any big obstacles for me to overcome, there’s just been a lot of small things along the way,” he says, “I don’t know if it was more difficult for me than everyone else because it’s the only way I’ve ever done it.”
It’s okay to be different. And it’s okay to fall down. It’s not okay to stay there. Adversity is as American as apple pie. Conquering adversity is the American dream. Jon’s refusal to let his missing foot deter him from his goal is both amazing and inspirational to every single person his life has touched, not just those with missing limbs, but for people everywhere who impose unnecessary restrictions on themselves and doubt their ability to achieve their dreams.
For Jon, being able to ride his skateboard is all he ever wanted to do. “I didn’t want to be a pro because they make lots of money, I wanted to be a pro so I could ride my skateboard and travel to different places,” he says. So far he’s been able to check Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Australia and much of Europe off of his list.
About Life Rolls On
The national organization Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will be co-hosting with RISE Adaptive Sports the second annual Adaptive Skateboarding Event in North Texas. Trained skating volunteers will be available to navigate disabled skaters through the skate park ramps and obstacles in their wheelchairs or on skateboards.
Life Rolls On made history in 2010 by offering the first-ever skating clinic specifically for people living with paralysis. “They Will Skate Again” (TWSA) was hosted at the famed Venice Skatepark in Venice Beach, CA, where paraplegics and quadriplegics received expert instruction from pro skaters, including Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, famous for landing the first wheelchair back flip, and Jim Muir, one of the legendary members of Dogtown.
From chairskating to assisted skateboarding, individuals with varying levels of mobility pushed possibilities by proving that a spinal cord injury can’t keep you from shredding at the skate park! This program is provided at no-cost to the public, while Life Rolls On also provides complimentary safety equipment, expert instruction, and an energetic setting with great food, music, and prizes.
Pictures from last years event!
For more information or questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 807-5488