Wednesday, March 17, 2010
2010 Ataxian Athlete Initiative
March 10, 2010- Part of the mission of Ride Ataxia is to "EMPOWER Ataxians by inspiring, motivating and providing opportunities to develop physical and mental strength." Through the 2010 Ataxian Athlete Initiative, Ride Ataxia will fund the purchase of adaptive cycling equipment for aspiring Ataxian Athletes so they may start their personal Ride Ataxia Adventure.
The Ataxian Athlete Initiative (AAI) is brought to you by Ride Ataxia, a FARA Program. The 2010 AAI is funded by a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The funding from the Reeve Foundation will allow the AAI to provide multiple awards in 2010.
AAI is administered through a grant application process. Individuals must have been diagnosed with some form of ataxia to qualify. The AAI is available to Ataxians worldwide. A complete application must be submitted by July 1, 2010 to be considered for an AAI grant award.
As part of the application individuals will select the most appropriate adaptive cycling equipment to suit their abilities and aspirations. In addition, applicants are asked to submit both general and financial information as well as an essay summarizing their experience with Ataxia and their fitness goals.
All applications will go through a formal review and selection process. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of Disabled Athletes, Ataxians, and other representatives of the ataxia community. To find out more and for application instructions go to: Ataxian Athlete Initiative 2010.
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