West Virginia is fortunate to have several organizations devoted to providing recreational opportunities for adults and children with disabilities. Among these are:
West Virginia Wheelchair Track and Field Sports, Inc.
P O Box 1444
Charleston, WV 25325
Sponsored by CAMC's Medical Rehabilitation Center, West Virginia Wheelchair Track and Field Sports, Inc. provides statewide sporting competitions for athletes of all ages with physical disabilities through its challenged sports program, which is the only organized, sanctioned sporting program for the physically challenged in West Virginia. The program offers year round competitions in track and field, marksman, swimming, basketball, tennis, archery and golf. Athletes who meet qualifying standards at these events have the opportunity move on to national competitions.
Challenged Athletes of West Virginia
P.O. Box 10
Snowshoe, WV 26209
People with a wide range of disabilities participate in skiing with their family and friends. Through this program, adaptive equipment and instruction are available for just about every disability group. All lessons are one-on-one and are flexible based on the needs of each skier.
West Virginia Hunter Education Association
Attn: Director, Special Needs
P.O. Box 925
Lumberport, WV 26386
The West Virginia Special Needs Hunter Education Course is open to the public regardless of ability or disability. Captioned videos, interpreters and other adaptive equipment are used to open the doors to anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors, regardless of physical limitations.
5196 Dawn Street
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
Wheelin' Sportsmen is dedicated to providing all people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The organization is dedicated to the education and entertainment of outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities and their able-bodied outdoor partners who want to become more involved in outdoor activities.
For more information about recreation and travel in West Virginia, please contact:
West Virginia Division of Tourism
West Virginia State Parks & Forests
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources