On Sunday, August 27, SBANCA will be returning to Clemyjontri Park (6317 Georgetown Pike #2, McLean, VA 22101) for our annual end-of-summer picnic.
Clemyjontri Park is a park especially designed to be accessible for those with disabilities. The large playground is wheelchair and walker-friendly, and includes a beautiful carousel for kids of all ages.
SBANCA has reserved the main picnic pavilion from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Food and drinks will be provided free of charge. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share.
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On occasion, SBANCA will feature partner groups and organizations that offer unique opportunities for our members. This month, we focus on the DC Sled Sharks, our local sled hockey team.
Sled hockey is a fast-moving game, played on a standard size ice rink with standard nets and pucks. Instead of skates, players sit in a specially-designed sleds (with blades underneath) and use two hockey sticks with blades at one end and “metal picks” at the other to propel the sled.
The DC Sled Sharks provide athletes with physical disabilities the opportunity to be a part of the “coolest game on ice.” It is a program of MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Adaptive Sports program, which seeks to provide opportunities to facilitate a healthy lifestyle.
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If you haven’t noticed yet, the SBANCA website has an updated look and feel. The new www.SBANCA.org has all the information you need to find out about upcoming events and meetings, as well as the latest news and information of interest to the spina bifida community in the Washington, DC, area.
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On occasion, SBANCA will feature partner groups and organizations that offer unique opportunities for our members. This month, we focus on the Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports teams.
The 2016-2017 Fairfax Falcons basketball season is a little better than halfway complete, and what a season it has been so far! Both the varsity and prep teams are ranked nationally (varsity is currently ranked 18th in the country, and the prep team is fourth) as we continue to prepare for the national championship tournament coming in March in Louisville.
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