April 27, 2018 – Maple Shade, NJ – Kinetic Prosthetics of West Chester, PA is sponsoring a series of First Climb Trainings and Clinic during 2018 at Elite Climbing Gym in Maple Shade, NJ. The first training was held on April 8 and saw over 20 climb volunteers join us for adaptive training and belaying techniques. Training was led by Andrew Chao, President of Peak Potential and assisted by Tommy Lyon, First Climb Instructor and the owners of Elite Climb. After belaying training and safety instruction, volunteers were also given education specific to the physically challenged population including social interaction and terminology.
The volunteers were then joined by over 20 adaptive climbers, both children and adults, to work together to improve their climbing experience.
“Great job with training, Andrew! I have attended several OPAF clinic and they have all been fantastic. Today I trained as volunteer and I will definitely be back! Well- organized, supportive and empowering!” offered Rebecca Levenberg of Philadelphia.
The next First Climb Training and Clinic at Elite Climb will be June 2. Kinetic Prosthetics will once again sponsor the event. Join us!
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About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical challenges. The First Clinics are recognized as leaders in adaptive recreation. Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or episode or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete. For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit www.opafonline.org.