OPAF HOSTS FIRST SWING CLINIC THIS FRIDAY!
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Wed Jul 28 13:57:06 PDT 2004
Date sent: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:29:25 -0400
OPAF HOSTS EDUCATIONAL GOLF CLINIC THIS FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2004, FOR
SOLDIERS INJURED IN THE IRAQ WAR AND INTERESTED CIVILIANS--ALL ARE
(WASHINGTON, DC) July 28, 2004 Every golfer knows about the unique,
friendly atmosphere found on the golf course and the sense of
personal achievement that comes from the game. Did you know that
First Swing Program of the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA)
brings adaptive golf techniques to all people with physical
disabilities so they too can enjoy this timeless sport?
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF) is proud to
cooperate with NAGA in the announcement that, THIS FRIDAY, July 30,
2004, OPAF will bring a First Swing clinic to the National Capital
Area for the men and women served by Walter Reed Army Medical Center
(WRAMC) and interested civilians. The clinic will be held at Potomac
Ridge Golf Course (http://www.mdgolf.com/potomac.htm) in Waldorf, MD.
The first half of the clinic demonstrates the basics of the game of
golf to O&P practitioners and physical/recreational therapists, as
well as others who are interested in teaching golf to individuals
with physical disabilities. Practitioner participants are invited to
swing a club - standing on one leg, sitting in a wheel chair or from
a single rider golf car, or using only one hand - to appreciate more
completely the new demands that will be made upon their educational
training as they teach others.
The second half of the clinic is devoted to the newly-instructed
practitioners and therapists instructing participants with physical
disabilities under the guidance of the NAGA instructors.
The First Swing clinic is FREE and all are welcome. This opportunity
is made possible through grants received by NAGA from the PGA
Foundation and the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service
Trust, as well as through support received by OPAF from Össur North
America. Additionally, lunch and use of the driving range are
generously donated by Potomac Ridge Golf Course.
Practitioner/therapist and golf professional participants will be
eligible for CEU credits.
For more information or to register for the First Swing clinic,
contact Julie Besaha at 202-223-2878, via eFax at 415-534-1857 or via
<jab at opfund.org>.
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