Join us Saturday, November 11th for a wheelchair fitness rodeo and see how you can exercise in your wheelchair to help you to be more independent and stronger. […]
RISE Adaptive Sports teamed up once again with Action Park Alliance Grand Prairie,TX to host the: WCMX World Championship 2017 […]
For Immediate Release: March 30, 2017 Contact: Tony Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org […]
Tony Torres, WCMX Athlete attended the RISE Adaptive Sports WCMX World Championship 2016 in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas from April 22-24, 2016. It was non-profits 3 annual competition where athletes from all over the world came to showcase their skills and talent. Rise Adaptive Sports holds twice a week clinics in preparation to this event. During practice you could see people from all over conversing as the athletes took the park with their tricks. Â For so many, it was the only event all year around that they could attend and compete. WCMX is a fledging sport that is picking up speed yearly. More and more adaptive skaters take to the sport and with that are changing peopleâ€™s perspective about people with disabilities. No longer is being confined to a wheelchair limits you to anything, because with attitude and wheels these athletes literally fly. For Tony, it was an unforgeable experience, amazing. This was his first year for him to see the competition first hand. His cousin Anthony and him, took the park along with the other athletes and immediately felt the comradery between all the folks involved. It felt more like a family that hadnâ€™t seen each other in a while. During practice Tony attempted some bigger tricks that he was use too, but fell mostly everytiome., It wasnâ€™t to his last final run, where his spark was lit and started to run through the park with issues. This is the run that brought him second place in the intermediate class. To attend and to bring back to Florida the silver was something Tony never expected, however, he brought back some of the adrenaline and information needed to start working towards a team Florida. Next year, [...]
Jimmy Wheelz and Action Sports Foundation dropped into Fossil Park to Share The Skate with a group from Caleb's Motivational Camp for Kids, a St. Petersburg based youth organization. Tony Torres aka Jimmy Wheelz put on a WCMXÂ exhibition and the kids got a great intro to skateboarding. We will be meeting up with them again soon for more clinics, so hop on board if you'd like to help out.
Team Jimmy Wheelz realized â€śWheel on upâ€ť a fundraiser for the November 8th 2014 WalkNRoll for Spina Bifida. An event like no other to raise funds for the Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida. We spread awareness and raised funds for Spina Bifida and celebrated alongside our friends. Not familiar with Spina Bifida? Spina Bifida is the most commonly occurring complex birth defect in this country affecting over 166,000 individuals. It occurs when the spine of the baby fails to close during the first month of pregnancy, leaving a permanent opening in the spinal column. For those who are born with Spina Bifida, some face no challenges while others may live with conditions such as hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) and varying degrees of paralysis. The total average lifetime health costs for an infant born with Spina Bifida can exceed $1,000,000. If you want to donate and get involved please visit http://www.walknrollsbacfl.org every bit helps... Thanks