Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Foundationís Access for Athletes Program steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged athletes. The Foundation awards grants in three different categories: coaching/training fees, competition expenses, and equipment. Eligible applicants are athletes whose physical disability is recognized within the International Paralympic Committee classification code. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, level of ability, or sport, but does require applicants to demonstrate a clear financial need for their grant request. Additional information including an online grant application thatís only open during the application period which runs from September to December can be found on the Web site.
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