You may not know, but the Bridge II Sports office is actually an old house tucked out in rural Durham– a perfect place to sit on the porch, sip some lemonade and talk about what else?…adapted sports!

picture of Bridge 2 Sports office with text Porch Time and Bridge 2 Sports logo

We thought it would be fun and informative to host live ‘Porch Time’ virtual  meetings with special guests (from a social distance of course).  These chats are opportunities for you to catch up with familiar faces and coaches you know from BIIS and Valor Games SE, ask sport-specific questions, learn a few things about the sports you love and reminisce. Grab a lemonade, fire up your computer or device and join us on ‘the porch’!

Click here for links and information on WebEx events from Virtual Valor Games SE May 18-21

The Long River Home
meet Lonnie Bedwell

TUESDAY JULY 28,  3PM EST 

Join us ‘On The Porch’ for an afternoon with Lonnie Bedwell, kayaker and blind Navy Veteran featured in the short film ‘The Long River Home’.
Participants from Virtual Valor Games SE can watch the film for FREE with the code that was emailed directly to you!

Bring your questions for this ‘behind the scenes’ look into the challenge of kayaking the Colorado River.

“Aaron Howell and Russell Davies are combat veterans who were injured in war and now come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, on his third trip through the Grand Canyon. Over a 14 day river trip they battle more than 80 powerful rapids, screaming directions to Lonnie the whole way. Always looming downstream roars Lava Falls, the largest rapid of them all. Throughout the journey they remember their past experiences and learn that negotiating the rapids of life is as simple as forming a team, kicking out in the current, and finding a line through the chaos.”

Incontinence
and Adapted Sports

TUESDAY JUNE 16  3PM EST 

LINK to WebEx Recording 
Password: yBqxZ3B7

At Bridge II Sports we believe EveryBODY should and can be active. One of our goals is to assist you in finding strategies to help reduce the ‘NO, I can’t’ and move to the ‘YES- I can do this!’.

For many people with physical disabilities, the reality of bladder and bowel incontinence can keep them on the sideline from being active, participating in community activities or even just trying sports.

We are very excited to team up with Domtar/Attends and HDIS for an open discussion on this topic that is often not talked about but is a major roadblock to leading a full life.
Join us for ‘tips, tricks, and strategies’ from athletes managing their incontinence and learn about the latest in incontinence supplies, delivery and getting what you need from Domtar/Attends and HDIS.
Attendees in this WebEx event will not be able to see other attendees video or names.

PREVIOUS PORCH TIME TOPICS:

PROSTHETICS/ORTHOTICS TALK

TUESDAY JUNE 2  3PM EST 

Ask questions and learn about the latest in prosthetics and orthotics with experts from Limbionics and Sunstone Labs.

Recreation Therapy at the VA

THURSDAY MAY 28 3PM EST 

If you don’t know your VA Recreation Therapist- you should!
Meet the team from the Durham VA and learn about the oppportunities Recreation Therapy can provide to help reach your goals.

Porch Time - Get In The Game with Adapted Sports Organizations

THURSDAY MAY 14 3PM EST 

Adapted sports resources abound. Make connections to organizations that have connections on the national level with Disabled Sports USA and right here in North Carolina with Bridge II Sports, Hillandale Golf  (adapted golf), and Triangle Volleyball Club (sitting volleyball).

Porch Time - Para Athletes

TUESDAY MAY 12 3PM EST

A panel discussion with a range of Para Athletes that have taken their passion for sport to the next competitive level- locally, nationally, even worldwide!  If you are interested in ‘upping your game’ you don’t want to miss this webinar.

Porch Time - CONDITIONING

TUESDAY MAY 5 10am EST

Take your Bridge II FIT a step further and learn about SPORT ENDURANCE CONDITIONING from Wes Hall, BIIS Director of Programs. Wes has been coaching athletes and helping them improve their performance since 1990.

Porch Time - AIR RIFLE

TUESDAY APRIL 28 10am EST
This week Coaches John Book and Mickey Strader are back to talk about AIR RIFLE.
Topics will include how to maintain your air rifle, charge cartridges and anything you want to know about the sport. A wealth of knowledge between these two gentlemen – you don’t want to miss it.

Pictures of Coaches Mickey Strader and John Bookd

Porch Time - ARCHERY

TUESDAY APRIL 21 10am EST
Our first ‘Porch Time’ is all about ARCHERY with Coaches Mickey Strader and John Book — if you have EVER been to Valor Games SE you know these guys!
Akeem will be hosting and leading the discussion on stance, set-up, equipment maintenance, bow tuning, Q&A, the new BIIS range… and much more!