Mission: The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) is leading the charge for a cure to paralysis by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances. SSPF provides quality of life grants to organizations throughout the country benefiting people with paralysis and other life challenges. The Foundation works tirelessly in its advocacy efforts both locally and nationally on behalf of the disabled.
Geographic areas served: US and worldwide
Programs: SSPF funds a Day at the Races program at selected racetracks, enabling a fun and informative day of networking with peers, as well as autographs and photos with race drivers.
I have been to Sam's "Day at the Races" in Newton, Iowa the last 3 years and it's an amazing day that he provides for us! I'm sure it's not easy putting together an outing at a race track for quite a few wheelchair users and veterans but every year tops the last! It gives me an opportunity I wouldn't otherwise have to spend a day with my dad enjoying one of his interests (car races) and also get to know others in the same situation as myself. Sam understands what people need and does a great job in giving opportunites to keep on enjoying life!!