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Project

USQRA Opportunity and Independence Grant

Funder: Craig H Neilsen Foundation

Funding period
USD 65 K
Funding amount
Abstract
USQRA Creating Opportunity & Independence


The United States Quad Rugby Association is the national governing body for the sport of wheelchair rugby in United States. We support over 50 Club teams across the nation and approximately 500 athletes who are quadriplegics or have impairment in three or more limbs. Our aim is to continue to grow and support the sport and it's athletes in order to reach more individuals who can often find a sense of purpose through wheelchair sport.

We would like to request an additional $65,000 grant to continue to develop our support. Through this grant, $40,000 would be shared equally among four developing teams to help cover equipment costs as well as costs associated with facility rental and/or travel expenses related to turn the competition. The additional $25,000 would be spent to help cover costs associated with the postseason which include facility rental, travel expenses, costs associated with referees and classifiers, as well as hosting our annual general meeting.

Three measurable goals associated with this project would include:
I. Growing the registered teams in our league by four and an additional 20 to 40 athletes.
II. Successfully hosting an annual general meeting with webcast as well as live stream our national championship tournament.
III. Using funding that would otherwise be spent covering postseason costs to further buildout our website and PR/Social media presence.

Our aim is to reach as many athletes as possible and help provide them with the opportunity to use the sport of wheelchair rugby to add an additional sense of purpose and meaning around living life with a spinal cord injury. We have very active Board of Directors, all of whom have disabilities (less 1 who is a PT), that is determined to develop our core infrastructure in order to provide this opportunity to participate to as many as possible. The more we can grow, the more money we can raise, which leads to further growth and support for members of the spinal cord injury community.

Through this grant, $40,000 would be shared equally among four developing teams to help cover equipment costs as well as costs associated with facility rental and/or travel expenses related to turn the competition. The additional $25,000 would be spent to help cover costs associated with the postseason which include facility rental, travel expenses, costs associated with referees and classifiers, as well as hosting our annual general meeting. (CHN: COandI chn:wdg)
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System

Categories
  • FOR (ANZSRC)

    1109 Neurosciences

  • RCDC

    Injury (total) Accidents/Adverse Effects

  • RCDC

    Injury - Trauma - (Head and Spine)

  • RCDC

    Biotechnology