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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Health, Human Services, Sports

Mission: Paradox sports revolutionizes lives through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention.

Programs: Paradox sports launched the adaptive climbing initiative on march 23,2017 in partnership with the north face. The goal of the program was to raise awareness about the importance of making climbing accessible and inspire climbing gyms to be trained in paradox sports adaptive climbing techniques. Fifteen climbing gyms received adaptive climbing equipment and technical training in 2017, and each is now more prepared to serve climbers with disabilities. Climbing gyms trained included facilities in major metropolitan areas including chicago, washington dc, new york city, san francisco, and boston as well as rural areas such as iowa city, ia, carrabassett valley, me and wichita, ks. The adaptive climbing initiative was named as an official selection in the nonprofit leadership category for the 2017 shift awards. Shift recognizes on-the-ground work that is successfully meeting challenges at the nexus of outdoor recreation and conservation in communities around the country. The adaptive climbing initiative was also named as a finalist for a shorty award - which recognizes the positive impact brands, agencies and nonprofits can have on society. The adaptive climbing initiative was featured at the climbing wall association's annual climbing wall summit-indoor climbings only professional development conference. Attendees visit from around the world, and include universities, recreation centers, climbing gyms, military installations, and vendors. Through the adaptive climbing initiative more than 225 people were trained at the course and now have the skills needed to facilitate adaptive climbing activities. More than 105 people with disabilities had the chance to try climbing for the first time. Paradox sports was featured on the july 25, 2017 episode of the nightly news with lester holt. Url:https://www. Nbcnews. Com/nightly-news/video/inspiring-america-adaptive-climbers-help-each-other-reach-new-heights-1008854083511paradox sports appeared in the new york times - as part of its daily 360, a daily series of virtual reality videos. The video resulted in more than 58,000 views on facebook alone. Url:https://www. Facebook. Com/nytimes/videos/1862201873997326/paradox sports' ambassador enock glidden was featured in the film enock - which was selected to appear at the adventure film festival in boulder, colorado. The international film tour reaches more than 100,000 people worldwide.

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