Is RISE an acronym?
It is! Recovery. Inspiration. Success. Empowerment.
When was RISE founded?
RISE was formed in late 2007 by Paul Gray with help from Joel and Joey Hendrix.
What is RISE's nonprofit mission?
Our mission is to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed, and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive, adaptive recreational sports programs.
How much does it cost to attend a RISE program?
Thanks to these sponsors' generous support, programs and events are FREE for participants and their families or friends.
Who can attend a RISE program?
Kids and adults with a primary diagnosis of a physical disability. Individuals need to understand directions to comprehend the safety precautions and instructions for participating in recreational sports. Physical disabilities that RISE serves include:
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
All other physical disabilities
How do I attend a program?
Review our program calendar.
Every person attending a RISE program is required to Join RISE.
RSVP to the program or event.
Where are RISE programs located?
RISE Adaptive Sports Water Park at Lake Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas.
Indoor Gym Sports (Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Football, Pickleball, Sit Volleyball) at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center in Irving, Texas.
Wheelchair Skate at Lewisville Skate Park in Lewisville, Texas.
How can I volunteer?
We are always looking for the right person to help with our programs. Requirements vary for each program. Check out our volunteer page for more details.