SportsNet offers adaptive sports and inclusive recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. Working with nonprofits, sports clubs, recreational facilities, and sports professionals, our goal is to create a great sports experience for people of all abilities.
On April 6, Paralympian and SportsNet participant Ryan Chalmers set off on a 71-day, 3,500 mile trek from Los Angeles to New York in his wheelchair to raise awareness of people with disabilities. According to Chalmers, his push is not about being different. "It's about coming together to be active," says the 24 year-old, who got started in adaptive sports with SportsNet's Rochester Rookies track and field, and later the Rochester Wheels wheelchair basketball team.
Read and view the latest story on Ryan Chalmers by Leo Roth from the D&C
"SportsNet allows us to learn new skills, network with like-minded people, and do so in a safe, comfortable environment." -Tim
Special thanks to Jeremy Steinkamp who helped us create and edit this video for SportsNet.
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Since 1998, Rochester Rehabilitation's SportsNet program has served more than 4,000 people. It is made possible in part by grants, contributions, and fees. Throughout the year, SportsNet offers a variety of hands-on clinics designed for people of all abilities to try adaptive sports and equipment. These clinics are published on our events page, community and media calendars, and via mailings.
SportsNet is located at 1000 Elmwood Avenue on the corner of Elmwood and South Avenues (Door 6) on the Al Sigl Community of Agencies campus.