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History in the Making: A Gold Medal and an ESPY Award for Wheelchair Basketball

Jul 30, 2017 12:24:35 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in us paralympic team, adaptive sports, team usa, wheelchair basketball, paralympics

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There are a few benchmarks that occur in our lives that are significant or monumental. They can sometimes break our hearts or bring us to our knees. There are always those times though that one will remember for a lifetime for the good it has done, not just for the individual, but more importantly for the masses it effects. In this blog, I will attempt to capture such an occurrence.

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"The Healing Begins Today" by Randy Oates

Jun 23, 2017 5:54:31 PM / by Randy Oates posted in adaptive sports, customer stories, life with paralysis

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ABC Medical is working on a new book that features chapters submitted by ABC Medical Customers. The purpose of "The Stories of Adapt.Believe.Compete." is to give an avenue for our amazing customers to share their stories, inspire others and build awareness to live with paralysis. To submit a chapter, please click here.

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ABC Medical will participate in Alabama's Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Adapted Athletics Facility Thursday, February 23

Feb 22, 2017 11:50:04 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, university of alabama, alabama adapted athletics program

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Army Veteran from Mobile, AL wins Grand Prize

Feb 10, 2017 12:58:00 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair

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Why I Play Wheelchair Bowling and Why Everyone Should Give It a Try too

Jan 20, 2017 9:22:42 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, american wheelchair bowling association, wheelchair bowling, inclusion

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I began wheelchair bowling in 2004 as a recreational activity. Little did I know how this sport would help build health/wellness and most importantly community within my life. I joined the American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) after being a spectator at the 2005 Las Vegas Invitational and became a lifetime member in 2012. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed bowling in as many tournaments as possible across the country. While serving on the Board of Directors with the AWBA, I have developed a strong appreciation for the sport of bowling, as well as the competition, relationships, and opportunities the AWBA provides.

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“If I fear anything, I know I need to go through right into it!”

Jan 19, 2017 1:19:55 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, challenge, photography, adventure

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Some of you might remember the time when we ran a photo contest, but most of you probably won't! Back in 2014, we decided to organize a photo contest with the theme, Adapt.Believe.Compete., ABC Medical's tagline, in partnership with our friend Ather Sharif from SCI Video Blog.

Why? Well, why not! But, we had a pretty good reason to do it. As you know, we work with thousands of adaptive athletes across the country, who adapt. believe and compete on a daily basis. We wanted to share a snippet of their lives through photos, because as we all know, "an image is worth a 1,000 words!"

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Winning Lifelong Friendships at the Paralong Drive Championships

Jan 13, 2017 11:54:58 AM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, team usa, adaptive golfing, wheelchair golfing, paralong drive

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J Dee Marinko, ABC Medical scholarship recipient writes about his experience at the ParaLong Drive Championships in 2014.

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A Perfect Game Day in Alabama

Dec 19, 2016 11:33:21 AM / by Alabama Adapted Athletics posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball

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The University of Alabama played two games on Saturday, December 3rd at the Top End Invitational at Shelton State Community College. The women played the first game at noon against the ABC Medical Crimson Stars. It was an aggressive battle, but the Crimson Stars came out victorious with a 67 to 53 win. At 6, the Alabama men played the Lakeshore Storm in a game that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. After trading baskets for most of the game, the Alabama men ended the game with just a three point lead over the Storm. The final score of the men’s game was 55 to 52.
With this tournament, the University of Alabama is excited to start what will be a new annual tradition from now on. 

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Fathers, Sons, and Baseball

Nov 4, 2016 5:14:00 PM / by Dave Kiley posted in accessibility, adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, mobility, world series

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ABC Nation,

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Julia's Dream of a New Basketball Chair

Nov 3, 2016 11:54:25 PM / by Işıl Tanyeri posted in adaptive sports, wheelchair basketball, scholarship stories, adaptbelievecompete stories, wheelchair

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Congratulations to our youngest scholarship recipient of Fall 2016 session, Julia Palyok! 

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