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Acton-Boxborough Beacon: Katrine Gerhard Will Race Boston Marathon in her Wheelchair

acton_logoKatrina Gerhard of Acton will race the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon April 18 in her wheelchair alongside her teammates on the University of Illinois wheelchair racing team, which is combined with the junior U.S. Paralympics wheelchair racing team.

 

 

The Sun Chronicle: Swimming to her dream – Feb 21, 2016

the sun chronicleElise Morley is shooting for gold – a gold medal, that is.

Born without a left hand, the 15-year-old Norton resident hasn’t let her disability get in the way of her dreams of becoming a competitive swimmer, and she’s aiming to someday compete in the Paralympic Games.

 

 

Taunton Daily Gazette: Norton Swimmer Overcomes Mobility Impairment – Feb 17

taunton-daily-gazette-epaper-13a197-w192Elise Morley is a unique, special individual.  Morley, who has no left hand, has overcome her mobility impairment and pushed herself to new heights in a sport she loves — swimming.  Now the 15-year old Norton freshman student is one step closer toward her goal of one day reaching the Paralympic Games.

 

 

The Boston Globe: MIAA launches initiative for adaptive athletes

Boston Globe logoAttention high school students with disabilities: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association wants you.
The MIAA is launching an initiative aimed at increasing participation in adaptive sports in the current school year.

 

 

The Harvard Crimson: Nicky Maxwell Set To Make History With Harvard Men’s Track and Field Team

The London native will become the first NCAA-certified sprinter in history to compete with a prosthetic running device.

 

 

The Boston Globe: ECAC is opening up its sport to adaptive athletes

Boston Globe logoAnxious parents of high school athletes keep calling the Connecticut headquarters of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. They want to know: Will my daughter be able to play for a league title in wheelchair basketball? Will my son be able to compete in sled hockey as a varsity athlete? What about sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, and goalball?

The ECAC’s answer: Yes, yes, yes.

 

 

 

MIAA launches initiative for adaptive athletes

Boston Globe logoAttention high school students with disabilities: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association wants you.

The MIAA is launching an initiative aimed at increasing participation in adaptive sports in the current school year. Last week, an e-mail was sent to all MIAA principals and athletic directors outlining the initiative.

 

 

 

ECAC is opening up its sports to adaptive athletes

Boston Globe logoAnxious parents of high school athletes keep calling the Connecticut headquarters of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. They want to know: Will my daughter be able to play for a league title in wheelchair basketball? Will my son be able to compete in sled hockey as a varsity athlete? What about sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, and goalball?

The ECAC’s answer: Yes, yes, yes.

 

 

Boston Public Radio Talks to ECAC

Boston Public RadioWGBH 88.7 – October 5, 2015

Shira Springer, investigative and enterprise reporter for the sports section of The Boston Globe talks about the ECAC Inclusive Sports Initiative (at 2:07:00).

 

 

 

US teams look for future Paralympians at scouting combines

APTwo years after losing his lower leg in a car crash, Matthew Freitas is faster and stronger than ever.

The 14-year-old is nearing a 6-minute mile on the track, running with a prosthetic foot. He was the star goalie on his youth lacrosse team, and next spring the freshman will compete for his high school’s squad. His swift progress has stunned doctors, teammates and, to his delight, opponents.

 

PSC Boston Swimming Open: January 31st, 2016

Adaptive Sports New England will host the 2016 PSC Boston Swimming Open on Sunday, January 31 at UMass/Boston’s Clark Athletic Center pool.  The meet is open to swimmers who have physical disabilities or visual impairments ages 6 and up.  This is a great first-ever swim meet for novices, though we also expect several local swimmers contending for a spot on the USA’s team to Rio.  Full meet information is available HERE.

 

 

The Boston Globe: MIAA launches initiative for adaptive athletes

Attention high school students with disabilities: The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association wants you.
The MIAA is launching an initiative aimed at increasing participation in adaptive sports in the current school year. Click to read the full Boston Globe article.

 

The Boston Globe: ECAC is opening up its sport to adaptive athletes

Anxious parents of high school athletes keep calling the Connecticut headquarters of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. They want to know: Will my daughter be able to play for a league title in wheelchair basketball? Will my son be able to compete in sled hockey as a varsity athlete? What about sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, and goalball?

The ECAC’s answer: Yes, yes, yes.  Read the full Boston Globe article.