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The 9th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival is coming to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The 9th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival, a two-day free sporting event open to the public that features fifteen adaptive recreational activities, including wheelchair hockey, basketball, rugby (a.k.a. murderball), racquetball, baseball, hand cycling, SCUBA, tennis, track & field, wheelchair skating (WCMX), and a wheelchair obstacle course.  

Participants can sign up through REGISTER NOW FOR FREE! The event will take place at:

Santa Clarita Sports Complex

20870 Centre Pointe Pkwy.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

 Saturday, April 30, from 8:30AM to 5PM

Sunday, May 1, from 10:00AM to 3PM

Triumph Foundation—a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities based in Santa Clarita—expects over 1,000 participants, plus spectators and volunteers. The festival is free and open to all abilities.

About Triumph Foundation

Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury or disorders (SCI) to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.

Triumph Foundation’s services include providing Care Baskets to people who are newly paralyzed that are filled with resources and educational materials; giving grants to support people with inadequate health insurance or financial hardship to obtain necessary equipment, supplies, and services; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; re-purposing durable medical goods; leading more than a dozen support groups; and holding adaptive recreational events to support athletes with disabilities. Outreach and peer support is provided throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. 

Founded in 2008, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals with disabilities, provided $1 million in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship, hosts more than twenty adaptive recreation events annually, delivered over 2,000 Care Baskets to people that suffered paralyzing injuries, and regularly visits dozens of hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California.  More information can be found at www.Triumph-Foundation.org.

OVER-THE-LINE WHEELCHAIR BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, October 9, 2021 at Barry A. Sanders Sports Field in Lake Balboa Park.

Triumph Foundation’s sixth annual wheelchair baseball
tournament is expected to be another home run.

Van Nuys, Calif. — Triumph Foundation a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives
of people living with disabilities is hosting our Over-the-Line Wheelchair Baseball Tournament
at the Barry A. Sanders Sports Field on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Over 36 people with
disabilities, including children, adults and Veterans, will participate in this modified baseball
game.


Hundreds of attendees are expected at the event to watch 12 teams of three players, consisting of
at least one quadriplegic and one paraplegic player, attempt to hit a ball “over the line” into a
sectioned-off territory. Teams will compete all day to win the championship.
The field, located at Lake Balboa Park, is specially designed for the use of people with
disabilities. It has a rubberized surface designed for wheelchairs, walkers, and those with an
unsteady gait due to physical disabilities. The annual Wheelchair Baseball tournament is
expected to be another home run!


“This is my favorite event every year, I’m not able to play many sports but Triumph has adapted
baseball to be player friendly for all levels of disabilities to join in” said Janette Knudson, a C -7
quadriplegic participant.


“Baseball has always been a love of mine, so getting the disability community out and enjoying
the game is very close to my heart” said Douglas Harker, the Triumph Foundation Adaptive
Recreation Director.


The community is welcome to attend the event to see the baseball tournament and watch the
wheelchair users push the limits of their ability.


Triumph is also seeking community partners and volunteers to help support this event. For more
information email info@Triumph-Foundation.org .

Triumph Foundation, and 36 participants – Wheelchair Baseball Tournament – Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 9 AM to 4 PM – Barry A. Sanders Sports Field 6300 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91316 – Participants and volunteers can sign up here: http://triumph-foundation.org/otl/ – Arrange press coverage with Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation.

About the Triumph Foundation


Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with
their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.


Triumph Foundation provides resources, hope and security to people living with paralysis – not just
initially when the injury/disease occurs, but as a lifelong support network.
Triumph Foundation’s programs are primarily focused on people who have Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder
(SCI/D) causing paralysis. However, many of our programs are open to any person dealing with disability
including family members. Our outreach supports children, adults, and Veterans; and people of all
backgrounds. The majority of our outreach is in Southern California, but we also provide resources and
assistance to people across the United States.


To date, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals with disabilities; given over
$1,000,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship; performed
dozens of accessible home remodels; provided wheelchair accessible vehicles to 20 individuals who did
not have the means to purchase one on their own; handed out over 2,000 Care Packs full of resources to
those newly injured; and regularly visited 24 area hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout the Los
Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, and San Diego counties.
Triumph Foundation is a chapter of United Spinal, the national spinal cord injury association; Move
United and is the Los Angeles Paralympic Sport Club.

‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser to Benefit Paralysis Community at the Universal Hilton on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Triumph Foundation celebrates milestones and looks to grow community support at annual fundraiser that supports its mission to serve those who have become paralyzed.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF. – Triumph Foundation is hosting its 8th annual ‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser, returning to the Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 5:00pm-11:30pm. All proceeds will benefit Triumph Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to minimize the obstacles for children, adults, and Veterans that suffer from spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis. Guests will be treated to a prime rib dinner, dancing and silent auction, as well as $500 in chips to play games.

“For the last ten years, Triumph Foundation has partnered with people who become paralyzed to assist them with triumphing over the new challenges they face to restore their lives,” says Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation’s Founder who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2004. “One of the highlights of our year, the Let’em Roll Fundraiser brings the entire community together for a night of fun and to celebrate our accomplishments. We are proud to make quality of life a reality for people.”

This year, Triumph will be honoring Dr. Thomas Hedge, MD, a spinal cord injury specialist in Northridge, CA. Practicing for 40 years, Dr. Hedge specializes in spinal cord injury, rehabilitation and brain injury medicine.

Last year, over 350 people attended the ‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser, which raised over $100,000. The fundraiser is not a typical gala, but instead an inspirational, impactful, and powerful event that builds relationships, raises funds for an important cause, and changes lives.

This year, the organization is doubling down on its commitment to the needs of the paralysis and disability community and expanding programs to change the world for many more needy recipients. Double down with Triumph by coming out to play on July 28th.

Thefundraiser is open to the public. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased at www.SupportTriumph.org. Checks can be made to Triumph Foundation and mailed to 17186 Hickory Ridge Ct., Santa Clarita CA 91387.

Join Triumph Foundation on July 28th to see how people with disabilities continue to stay active and live fulfilling lives.

To become an Event Sponsors or donate to the Silent Auction, please visit www.Triumph-Foundation.org or email info@Triumph-Foundation.org.  https://triumph-foundation.org/our-partners/