The Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 536 Sunset Road Waterloo IA 50701 USA

Mission: The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF & The First Clinics) is a nonprofit organization, a 501(c)(3) public charity, established and incorporated in January 1995 by the Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office. Dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, OPAF now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, groups and institutions working towards health and fitness for those we serve.
Target demographics: The First Clinics, including our nationally recognized adaptive tennis program, First Volley, along with First Swim, First Dive, First Swing, First Paddle and McKeever's First Ride offer quality adaptive recreational opportunities for amputees and those with physical challenges
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Rating: 5 stars  

OPAF has helped initiate our First Tennis program in Southern California through its financial help, providing us with Tennis rackets, tennis balls, and prizes through Prince Racket Co. Robin Burton has been very supportive of us on a continuing basis and provides the best reasons for OPAF to continue in its good work helping the amputee community. As a result, we have single, double and triple limb-loss amputees up and exercising, through tennis, and our able instructor, Stan Backovsky. Hats off to OPAF for continuing all its sports and social activities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving the kind of support that any local amputee support group needs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

probably encourage it to coordinate even more with the Amputee Coalition of America, to bring together amputees through the U.S. in exercise, sports and social activities.

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