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Prisma Health adaptive sports program sparks confidence + fitness

See how this program offered by the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital is making a positive difference for those with physical disabilities.

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All adaptive sport activities are tailored to each person’s goals, comfort, needs, and abilities.

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Prisma Health’s Upstate Community Abilities Network (UCAN) opens a world of adventure and uniquely-tailored experiences for adults, veterans, and children with physical disabilities.

Offering 15 adaptive sports — including alpine skiing, cycling, golf, pickleball, sled hockey, and yoga — the program allows participants to be safely active while bolstering self-confidence, independence, and socialization skills.

Some of the program’s most popular activities include:

  • Cycling: Offered April-September, adaptive cycling takes place along the paved Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. Bonus: Prisma Health is developing a Swamp Rabbit Trail center to regularly provide adaptive bikes.
  • Pickleball: Play the fastest growing sport in the US with knowledgeable coaches who offer both beginner + advanced sessions.
  • Basketball: While most activities are introductory and recreational, the Roger C. Peace Rollin’ Tigers — a successful youth wheelchair basketball team — is competitive (and the only team of its kind in SC).

Most UCAN activities are free and 100% funded by grants and donations. Make a donation by texting UCAN to 41444.
Pro tip: Support groups are also available.

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