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Wheel:Life & SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Host 2015 Accessible Travel Event and Photo Contest

June 1, 2015

ATLANTA – SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has teamed up with UroMed’s nonprofit program Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), the iPush Foundation sponsored by At Home Medical, and the online community, Wheel:Life,  to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer.”

Now in its’ fifth year, the 2015 GOEL event kicks off on June 1, 2015, with a photo contest and prize giveaways for participants. The SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, iPush Foundation and LASCI social media pages will feature a daily listing of accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs, and other events.  Collectively, these social pages reach more than 350,000 people per week who use wheelchairs or those who care for someone who does.

This year’s GOEL theme is all about travel everywhere your heart desires to go regardless of your paralysis, using the slogan of EVERYWHERE, and the program will spotlight activities like adaptive sports, accessible amusement parks, inclusive vacation spots and other unique outings.  

View the full program details at: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/6924/2015_get_out_enjoy_life_everywhere
Participants also may submit photos of related family vacations and weekend outings to be considered for one of three Grand Prizes.  Winners from the related photo contest will receive the Get Out, Enjoy Life Prize Pack and the grand prizes listed below. 

First Place Photo Winner
• First-place winner will receive a new Panthera X carbon fiber wheelchair  [retail value: $11,000.00] courtesy of Triumph Mobility, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and based on photo quality, the cover of the September 2015 S’NS issue. Winning photos that do not meet our production and design resolutions will be placed in the Final Frame section of the magazine and the winner will receive a 2-year subscription to SPORTS `N SPOKES magazine.

Second Place Photo Winner
• Second-place winner will receive a new Invacare Top End Pro-2 All Sports chair [retail value: $1995.00], a complimentary one-year subscription to SPORTS `N SPOKES magazine, the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack mentioned above and their winning photo featured in the Final Frame of the September 2015 issue of SPORTS `N SPOKES.

Third Place Photo Winner
• Third-place winners will receive a $200.00 gift certificate courtesy of At Home Medical, a complimentary copy of the September 2015 SPORTS `N SPOKES issue, and the Get Out, Enjoy Life prize pack above. The winning photo will be featured as “Spoke of the Week” on the S’NS web site.

Submit Your Contest Photos Here
http://wheel-life.org/2015-goel-photo-contest-entry-form/
Contest details and official rules viewable at: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/6923/2015_goel_rules
Contest ends on June 30, 2015.

PLAY ALONG ON FACEBOOK
SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sports-N-Spokes-Magazine/189400118928  

Life After Spinal Cord Injury Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline     
Wheel:Life Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wheellifeonline
iPush Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/iPushFoundation
Event sponsors include Panthera Wheelchairs, Invacare/Top End, At Home Medical, Hollister, Cure, Bard, MV-1, Edgepark, UroMed, Melio, 3E Love, Pride Mobility, Purell and many other supporters that will be recognized throughout the program.

Contest Dedication
We recently lost a faithful GOEL fan, musician and ADA advocate in a tragic accident earlier this month. On behalf of SPORTS `N SPOKES, Wheel:Life, LASCI and iPush Foundation, we honor the memory of Frank Barham and dedicate this year’s contest to his legacy.

About SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine
SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S’NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users. Since 1975, S’NS has been a leader in wheelchair sports coverage and currently goes to more than 50,000 subscribers in 43 countries worldwide. Our readers come from all walks of life, all having one thing in common: determination!  SPORTS ‘N SPOKES is committed to providing a voice for the wheelchair sporting and recreation community.  For more information, visit http://www.sportsnspokes.com.     

About Life After Spinal Cord Injury
Bert Burns became quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident during his youth. His desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities led him to create a free motivational program for peer support and rehabilitation groups called Life After Spinal Cord Injury. LASCI is sponsored by UroMed, one of the largest urological supply companies in the country.  Join more than 31,000 friends in our online support community at http://www.facebook.com/LASCIonline.

About iPush Foundation
iPush began as an effort to improve online resources for people who use wheelchairs. We’re a global community of wheelchair users, and we welcome you to join us online!

Created by Chris Malcom, a C7 quadriplegic, the iPush Foundation serves as a lifestyle resource and source of encouragement for anyone who uses a wheelchair.

The iPush Foundation exists because of the generous financial support provided by At Home Medical – a self-pay medical supply provider that offers a wide array of products for wheelchair users. Visit www.ipush.org.

About Wheel:Life
Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people find quality health and medical resources, and related research and news, as well as networking within peer support groups and enjoying a full and active life as a wheelchair user.  Visit us at www.wheel-life.org.