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    MAY 2021
    ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UP-DATES
    FOR VETERANS AND PROGRAM SUPPORTERS
    **New local program opportunities**
    Please note that the VA Recreation Hall is currently not open and there is no scheduled reopening. Once dates and programs can resume I will announce programs and registration process for reopening. Thank you for your patience. I will continue to update our community programs as they get started.

    RECREATION PROGRAMS
    Adaptive Sports Program NM
    Elephant Butte Lake: Disabled Veterans’ Watersports Camp
    June 4th-6th, Elephant Butte
    Come and camp with us for two nights and join in the fun and exciting activities of water skiing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, and of course great food and camaraderie. Free to veterans. To register visit www.aspnm.org For questions contact Jason at jcline@adaptivesportsprogram.org Family members $50.

    Adaptive Climbing Night
    4th Friday of the Month 5-8pm, Stone Age Climbing Gym North, 6200 Alameda Blvd
    Individuals with all types of disabilities welcome regardless of experience. Must have a permanent disability. Entry is $12 which includes climbing gear. To register visit www.aspnm.org

    Unconfirmed but upcoming programs
    Disabled Veterans River Rafting Camp @ Rio Bravo - TBD
    Disabled Veterans Watersports Camp @ Ute Lake - August 6th - 8th
    Disabled Veterans Watersports Camp @ Navajo Lake - September 10th - 12th
    Please contact to Jason Cline at jcline@aspnm.org if you have any questions.

    Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center
    The shop is now open for appointment for bike/trike/handcycle repair. They are also providing pop up clinics at South Valley Library and Erna Fergusson Library. For more information visit www.cabq.gov/Esperanza

    Bike 2 Whatever Day 2021
    May 21
    Join us in biking to… wherever! Bike to the grocery store, your favorite business, work, school, your friend’s house, or just wherever. We’re celebrating biking no matter where you go. Participate in any of the events and activities for a chance to win prizes, including t-shirts and gift cards! Team competitions available with prizes so find some cycling buddies and get out there! More information at https://bikethruburque.com/

    Current Community Cycling Events
    Sports Systems Bike Swap: May 1 - 31, www.nmsportsystems.com
    Bike to Wherever Day, May 21, www.bikethruburque.com
    Tour of the Rio Grande Century, September 26 www.bikereg.com/touroftheriograndebicyclecentury
    Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 2 - 10, www.balloonfiesta.com
    Santa Fe Century, October 10, www.santafecentury.com
    Day of the Tread, October 24, www.dayofthetread.com

    Cycling program in El Paso, TX
    4 May – Ride – Track by WBAMC, El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    6 May - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX– 8:00am to noon
    11 May – Clinic / Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    13 May - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    18 May - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    20 May - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    25 May - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    27 May - Ride - Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    Las Cruces, NM
    5 May – Ride – La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave, 8:00am to noon
    12 May–Clinic/Ride–La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave, 8:00am to noon
    19 May – Ride – La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave, 8:00am to noon
    26 May – Ride – La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave, 8:00am to noon
    For more information please contact Mike at adaptivecyclersplus@gmail.com

    Team River Runner
    Programs starting locally Summer 2021
    To provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports! TRR programs are open to veterans of all eras and their families, as well as non-service connected individuals either with or without disabilities interested in furthering the mission of TRR. For more information visit www.teamriverrunner.org

    PGA Hope Golf
    Thursdays, April 29-June 3, 2021, 1-3pm,
    Twin Warriors Golf Course, 1301 Tuyuna Trail, Bernalillo
    Sessions are taught by local PGA Professionals with assistance from trained volunteers and include clubs and equipment if needed, training aids, range balls and weekly golf course access. No preregistration required. Twin Warrior 505-897-0864.

    Paralympic Soccer Adaptive Soccer Virtual Camp
    May 14-16 or June 25-27
    Clemson Para Soccer is hosting FREE, virtual, adaptive soccer camps. Campers will be introduced to adaptive soccer, complete various certifications, have enjoyable and interactive conversations and learning experiences, partake in a virtual DoorDash dinner, AND MUCH more! For more information and to register, please visit:
    http://clemsonparalympicsoccer.org

    2021 GOLFBUDDY Veterans Classic
    May 23-26, Myrle Beach, SC
    The GOLFBUDDY Veterans Classic is an incredible experience. Built around fellowship & honoring the brave men & women who have served their country, The Veterans Classic is a can’t miss experience for any golfing veteran. Hosted by the world renowned Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina, this event delivers a fun & competitive team event for all to enjoy. This two-person team, 54-hole competition consists of three rounds of tournament golf, welcome gifts, prizes & much more. The event is flighted into 5 groups based on team handicap. Each flight will play a different course each of the three days. To be eligible a team must consist of at least ONE veteran to register. Individual veteran entries are welcomed as well to be paired later. Come to Myrtle Beach and feel what the Veterans Classic experience is all about! Click here for full tournament details and schedule. For more information https://golfbuddyclassic.com/


    Adaptive Karate
    Tuesdays starting Feb. 2nd 11-11:45am EST
    Register at www.grotonRec.com
    Benefits of Karate: Helps strengthen the mind; improves self-confidence; strengthens the entire body; improves coordination and balance; quickens relaxes; build stamina and promotes better over health; and its fun! Proved by Connecticut Goju Kan, Groton Parks & Recreation, Southern Connecticut State University and Funded by the VA Adaptive Sports Grant

    Beginner Guitar
    Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm ***Forward Flag***
    Volunteer instructors teach this class which is for veterans who are beginners or never picked up a guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it. If not, the program has some to use during class. Veterans will learn cords, technique, and basic music reading skills. The Programs mission is to provide free instruction in order to use music as a creative constructive outlet for PTSD, TBI, and other disabilities. For more information please Forward Flag 505-933-0549

    The VA is providing bi-monthly health talks https://www.spreaker.com/show/veterans-health-matters

    Fly Fishing
    Project Healing Water Albuquerque, NM https://www.facebook.com/ABQPHW

    Project Healing Water, San Luis Valley
    For more information please contact Stan Price at 432-386-0117 or cwo5price@hotmail.com

    Taos Project Healing Waters
    For more information please contact Paul at 802-779-5401

    Four Corners Program, Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing
    Paul Wilson Four Corners Program Lead, 304-279-1361 paul.wilson@projecthealingwaters.com This a joint outing with the Farmington NM Vet Center and the Adaptive Sports Association. Register with the Vet Center (505-327-9684) or Call the Adaptive Sports Association 970-259-0374 or email program@asadurango.com to reserve your spot or for more information.

    Adaptive Cycling Group
    website http://rcpacc.org/
    Rollin’ Chili Peppers Adaptive Cycling Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928321434116124/
    Please contact Troy rcpacc.org@outlook.com
    Dave Bexfield
    ActiveMSers

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    JUNE 2021
    ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UP-DATES
    FOR VETERANS AND PROGRAM SUPPORTERS
    **New local program opportunities**
    Please note that the VA Recreation Hall is currently not open and there is no scheduled reopening. Once dates and programs can resume I will announce programs and registration process for reopening. Thank you for your patience. I will continue to update our community programs as they get started.

    RECREATION PROGRAMS
    Adaptive Sports Program NM
    Elephant Butte Lake: Disabled Veterans’ Watersports Camp
    June 4th-6th, Elephant Butte
    Come and camp with us for two nights and join in the fun and exciting activities of water skiing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, and of course great food and camaraderie. Free to veterans. To register visit www.aspnm.org For questions contact Jason at jcline@adaptivesportsprogram.org Family members $50.

    Adaptive Climbing Night
    4th Friday of the Month 5-8pm, Stone Age Climbing Gym North, 6200 Alameda Blvd
    Individuals with all types of disabilities welcome regardless of experience. Must have a permanent disability. Entry is $12 which includes climbing gear. To register visit www.aspnm.org

    Disabled Veterans River Rafting Camp @ Rio Bravo
    Friday, June 25th - Sunday, June 27th
    This amazing event takes place in Pilar, NM (between Espanola and Taos) and includes two nights of camping and multiple opportunities to raft down a scenic section of the Rio Grande.
    • Taos Junction Bridge Campground
    • Disabled Veterans' attend for Free
    • Additional People (up to 3) $50 per person
    To register visit www.aspnm.org


    Unconfirmed but upcoming programs
    Disabled Veterans Watersports Camp @ Ute Lake - August 6th - 8th
    Disabled Veterans Watersports Camp @ Navajo Lake - September 10th - 12th
    Please contact to Jason Cline at jcline@aspnm.org if you have any questions.

    Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center
    The shop is now open for appointment for bike/trike/handcycle repair. They are also providing pop up clinics at South Valley Library and Erna Fergusson Library. For more information visit www.cabq.gov/Esperanza

    Current Community Cycling Events
    Tour of the Rio Grande Century, September 26 www.bikereg.com/touroftheriograndebicyclecentury
    Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 2 - 10, www.balloonfiesta.com
    Santa Fe Century, October 10, www.santafecentury.com
    Day of the Tread, October 24, www.dayofthetread.com

    Cycling program in El Paso, TX
    8 Jun – Clinic / Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX –
    (Clinic starts at 8:00am, Group Ride starts at 7:00am to noon)
    10 Jun - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 7:00am to noon
    15 Jun - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 7:00am to noon
    17 Jun - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 7:00am to noon
    22 Jun - Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 7:00am to noon
    24 Jun - Ride - Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 7:00am to noon
    29 Jun - Ride - Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 7:00am to noon
    Las Cruces, NM
    9 Jun–Clinic/Ride–La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave– 8:00am to noon
    16 Jun – Ride – La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave– 8:00am to noon
    23 Jun – Ride – La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave– 8:00am to noon
    30 Jun – Ride – La Llorona Park, 3440 W Picacho Ave– 8:00am to noon
    For more information please contact Mike at adaptivecyclersplus@gmail.com

    Team River Runner
    Programs starting locally Summer 2021
    To provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports! TRR programs are open to veterans of all eras and their families, as well as non-service connected individuals either with or without disabilities interested in furthering the mission of TRR. For more information visit www.teamriverrunner.org

    Paralympic Soccer Adaptive Soccer Virtual Camp
    June 25-27
    Clemson Para Soccer is hosting FREE, virtual, adaptive soccer camps. Campers will be introduced to adaptive soccer, complete various certifications, have enjoyable and interactive conversations and learning experiences, partake in a virtual DoorDash dinner, AND MUCH more! For more information and to register, please visit:
    http://clemsonparalympicsoccer.org

    Clemson University Paralympic Soccer: Summer 2021 In-Person Camp
    July 9-11, Columbus, OH
    July 30-Aug. 1, Manchester, NH
    Our 3 day program equips you, as a US Veteran, with a U.S. Soccer Federation Grassroots Coaching Certification, a Mental Health First Aid Certification, and tips and resources for getting involved in your community after camp. Each day will be filled with coaching sessions, an introduction to adaptive soccer, activities, and additional enjoyable events. To register http://clemsonparalympicsoccer.org

    Adaptive Karate
    Tuesdays starting Feb. 2nd 11-11:45am EST
    Register at www.grotonRec.com
    Benefits of Karate: Helps strengthen the mind; improves self-confidence; strengthens the entire body; improves coordination and balance; quickens relaxes; build stamina and promotes better over health; and its fun! Proved by Connecticut Goju Kan, Groton Parks & Recreation, Southern Connecticut State University and Funded by the VA Adaptive Sports Grant

    Beginner Guitar
    Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm ***Forward Flag***
    Volunteer instructors teach this class which is for veterans who are beginners or never picked up a guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it. If not, the program has some to use during class. Veterans will learn cords, technique, and basic music reading skills. The Programs mission is to provide free instruction in order to use music as a creative constructive outlet for PTSD, TBI, and other disabilities. For more information please Forward Flag 505-933-0549
    Dave Bexfield
    ActiveMSers

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