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- To help enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities
- To help build self esteem and confidence
- To develop friendships with peers
- To reduce the "can't do" stigma sometimes associated with disability
- To bring people together, disabled and non-disabled, working towards the common desire of acceptance, equality and dignity
- POWER Meetings -
1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7pm
Please call 903-295-0926 or email for information.
- 2014 Scheduled Activities -
Others not mentioned - TBA
Bowling at Oil Bowl, Longview • Saturday, February 22 from 1-4pm
Lunar Mini Golf & Pizza Party at the Longview Mall • Saturday, March 22, 2-3:30pm
MARK YOUR CALENDAR...
Kayaks & Cookout @ Lake Gladewater • Saturday, May 17 from 12 noon 'til ?
Camp Challenge • October 2014 Details TBA
12th Annual Adaptive Sports Fest
Saturday, September 27, 2014
1602 Lakeshore Dr., Lake Gladewater, Tx
This is a FREE event designed for people with disabilities of all ages and challenges
and their families to enjoy the benefits of adaptive sports activities and peer fellowship
in a safe & fun environment.
Featured clinics include:
New 2014 - Prospect Mountain Therapeutic Horseback Riding!
Kayaking • Water Skiing • Tubing
Air Rifles • Archery • Putt Putt • Pier Fishing
Bounce House & Face Painting and more!
Lunch and refreshments are provided at noon.
(1st come, 1st served - choice of hamburger or hotdog, chips & drink)
Reservations are not required. However, everyone in attendance will be required to
register at the event. To save time you can print and fully complete the registration form now...Bring it to the event and turn it in at the registration table upon arrival.
Donate / Become a Sponsor
Call 903.295.0926 for questions - Please leave a detailed message with a clear call back number stated if no answer.
Here's how our Adaptive Sports Fest went last year ...
Once again we are pleased to announce our 11th Annual Adaptive Sports Fest on
Saturday, September 21, 2013 had a fantastic turn out - we were blessed with a clear & sunny day after the wicked heavy rain on Friday that wouldn't stop for even a second finally came to a halt in the early Saturday morning hours.
More than 185 smiling faces lined up for our delicious hamburger and hotdog lunch grilled up by the Williams Creek Crappie Club. Mayor Harold Wells proclaimed the day POWER Day in Gladewater and we couldn't be happier! Several water skiers got to ski twice with shorter waiting lists than normal and that was a plus considering this was the last water ski clinic of the year. Our DJ Pastor Joe Chase of the North Loop Church of Christ in Gladewater had a flavorful variety of tunes playing all day right next to our face painting & friendship bracelet craft activity tables that were buzzing with participants non-stop. The kayak clinic had a number of newcomers and the air rifles are always a hit! Big bear hugs to C & R Medical Supplies for donating their air rifles and mini golf supplies on top of the bounce houses and large canopies - we will put it all to good use! The Longview Ambucs brought demonstration AmTrykes again - with a few participants now hoping to get their own AmTrykes once their evaluations and documentation needed are completed! Yay for fun therapeutic recreation & independence!!! The article published by Longview News Journal can be seen here!
We want to thank all of the businesses that sponsored our Sports Fest this year (listed on right) and previous years. Its success depends greatly on the monetary & in-kind donations we receive and we are exceptionally grateful for the friendships that have developed with many of our sponsors throughout the years. Furthermore, the hundreds of individuals and groups of volunteers that have come together for this event that include Longview Ambucs chapters, Kilgore College Physical Therapist Assistance Program & the International ALERT Academy have proven over and over to be the key to victory and progress and we are forever thankful
to each of you. ~Judie Moffett, Executive Directo
Calling all wheelers & walkers...
JUMP ON BOARD WITH THE POWER TEAM!
If you believe in "paying it forward" and the countless benefits of volunteerism, you are a candidate for becoming a POWER Team member! The following are areas we want to strengthen and/or implement.
If you have experience in or want to serve in any of these areaswe want to hear from you!
Please email Judie with your inquiry...
- Event Planning
- Public Relations
- Program Development
- Photography / Videography
- Social Networking
- Making slideshows on CD/DVD
- ADA Wheelchair Accessibility Facility Evaluations (of local businesses)
- Accessible Parking Enforcement Program through Longview PD
- "Disability for a Day" simulations
- POWER Team "Hand Up" Donation Program
- Dutch Oven Cooking
Got any ideas we didn't mention? Let us know!
DO YOU LOVE THE OUTDOORS?
WELL, SO DO WE!
If you would like to kayak and/or camp with us we need to hear from you! We've got single & tandem kayaks and camping gear, so what are you waiting for?
Call Chris Alford, our ProStaff Director today!
Or email Judie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to BP for their 2012 WEP Camp Kit Sponsorship!
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POWER, Inc. is a non-profit publicly supported 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Please mail donations to:
3407-A Denson Dr.
Longview, TX 75604
We thank you for your support!
We are proud to announce our 2013 Adaptive Sports Fest Sponsors!
- DIAMOND $1000+ -