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Push Boundaries, Reach Goals, and Impact Others, One Mile at a Time: Why HUSTLE with WAS and Camron Gabler This Summer

"Participating in the WAS Hustle was a transformative experience that both challenged my own capabilities and allowed me to create a meaningful impact in the lives of others with adaptive needs. Combining my love for adaptive sports and my commitment to helping individuals push beyond their limitations, the fundraiser became an exciting event that stretched my comfort zone and filled my days with purpose."

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Defining Adaptive Allyship: the WAS Community Weighs In on What it Means to Be an #AdaptiveAlly

"To me, an ally is someone who will do the work with you to change a situation that desperately needs improvement. It's more than a friend. It's more than an advocate. It's someone who isn't afraid of facing uncomfortable truths and working with you in the same cause. This goes beyond lip service and nice platitudes. An adaptive ally is someone who will do something in their sphere to improve the landscape of how adaptive needs are met."

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Jeff Page: My Journey Back to the Bike and Improving Adaptive Cycling for Others

I am looking forward to riding with Wasatch Adaptive Sports more than ever. Without the programs available to other disabled people and me, others and I would be much less likely to be able to ride. Being outdoors and able to ride and talk to others is also a significant mental advantage.

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Isabella & Rutuja: Finding Connection, Confidence and Independence Through WAS Programs

Hear from WAS students and friends Isabella and Rutuja and their moms, Brittany and Gina, as they discuss how skiing and biking with WAS has improved their lives and development, provided opportunities for friendship, and brought them joy and connection.

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Stacy Simmons: Finding Freedom

[WAS] didn't automatically do things for me, they only asked if they could be of assistance. I felt freedom, had new friends that had similar movements as me, sunshine, and a sense of independence that I hadn’t had for a long time.  

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TyAnne Crook: Adaptive Sports Changed My Brain Injury Survivor’s Life (& Mine Too)

"If you can find a place like Wasatch Adaptive Sports that treat people like they matter, people grow. Recreating and socializing outside in the fresh air is healing. Everyone, regardless of ability status, can enjoy the outdoors. Physical activity is good for you no matter what your body looks like or what it can do."

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Supporting and Giving to WAS Year After Year with the Beckers

We were on vacation visiting family in Salt Lake City when we learned about WAS seven years ago. Drake was no stranger to the slopes

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Michael Ricci: Life After the Marines

I served in the Marine Corps from 2004 to 2009 as a Network Communication Specialist. While serving, I had two separate 13-month deployments to both

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Wheelchair Palooza: Bringing the Community Together

On September 24, 2022, Wasatch Adaptive Sports joined Challenged Athletes Foundation and Utah Adaptive Alliance in hosting the 3rd annual Wheelchair Palooza. Over 200 wheelchairs

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Wheelchair Palooza

Wheelchair Palooza started out of an idea that a group of mothers of children with Spina Bifida in Utah came up with. These mothers enjoyed

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How 3 Hustle Participants are Accomplishing their Fundraising and Mileage Goals

The WAS Hustle is an annual event where individuals can sign up to cover mileage while raising money in support of adaptive recreation. Participants set

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5 Fun Ways to Fundraise Through the Hustle

The WAS Hustle is almost here! We've shared 5 ideas for how you can fundraise through this fun community-wide event.

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