Lois Gives back: Challenged Athletes Foundation

Thanks to all who helped us raise more than $11,000 during our fun run/walk fundraiser event on September 25, 2021!

Together we raised $11,618 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Over the years the Challenged Athletes Foundation has supported over sixty thousand disabled athletes. Sixty thousand individuals who define perseverance, who define dedication, and who define hard work. As we have gotten to know their journeys the LOIS Firm has come alongside to partner with this great Foundation to help those with a disability pursue their goals in sport.

At LOIS, we believe that our work encouraging disabled employees to return to the dignity and purpose of work is just one of the ways that supports that recovery from traumatic injury. We know that people with physical challenges live full, active lives and part of that is through participation in sports and an active lifestyle.

Often times the expensive cost of adaptive sports equipment can be an obstacle that keeps those with physical disabilities on the sidelines. Most medical insurance does not cover adaptive sports equipment; they deem these “luxury” items. LOIS believes that sport is a right and works to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation in its work to overcome this economic barrier.

How the Challenged Athletes Foundation Serves People with Physical Challenges

  • Grants to individuals for sport related expenses not covered by insurance – adaptive sports equipment like prosthetic running feet, handcycles and sport wheelchairs. Travel, training and competition expenses.
  • Camps & clinics – running & mobility, para-triathlon, swimming, adaptive cycling, wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and more.
  • Support for wounded veterans and first responders through Operation Rebound.
  • Mentorship & community to empower individuals, strengthen communities and create new opportunities for all.

What It All Costs

$30,000 = a set of prosthetic running legs for a growing child
$15,000 = outdoor chair for cycling on trails
$5,000 = a custom track chair
$3,000 = a racing chair
$2,500 = a basketball wheelchair
$2,000 = a Hockey Sled + equipment

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