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Paracanoe Athlete Development Project for Veterans with Disabilities:

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paracanoe-athlete-development-project-for-veterans-with-disabilities-tickets-26584107782

 Are you a disabled Veteran interested in canoeing or kayaking? Or a disabled Veteran already experienced in kayaking?  

     The Town of Quantico, in cooperation with the American Canoe Association (ACA), USA Canoe/Kayak (USACK), and Adaptive Expeditions are looking for eligible disabled Veterans to participate in an upcoming Paracanoe athlete development project being held on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th. This is a rain or shine event. Registration is required to participate in this FREE event.

      This project is being funded through the Veterans Administration’s (VA) Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) and managed and led by Adaptive Expeditions. The Paracanoe athlete development project is an adaptive sports outreach program to introduce disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces to introductory through elite levels of paddlesports.

      On Saturday May 27th the project will focus on introducing disabled Veterans to the whole-life health benefits of using a kayak as a recreational activity.   This day of training will be led by ACA Adaptive Paddling Instructor Trainers teaching beginner adaptive paddling best practices to twenty (20) Veterans or active duty military with Paralympic classifiable disabilities along with up to five (5) local coaches. This training will be broken into a morning and afternoon class (see details below).

     Date:      Day:      Role        Spots:    Class:     Start:        End:         Duration:

     Aug 27th     1       Coach      5        1 & 2        9:00 AM   4:30 PM     7 1/2 Hrs

     Aug 27th     1      Paddler         10          1      9:00 AM   12:30PM    3 1/2 Hrs

     Aug 27th     1      Paddler         10          2      1:00 PM    4:30 PM    3 1/2 Hrs


    On Sunday May 28th the project will allow disabled Veterans to participate and interact with former and current Team USA Paracanoe athletes and elite level Paracanoe coaches. The trainings will focus on the basics of sprint kayak racing in the Paracanoe context. This training will be available to twenty (20) Veterans or active duty military with Paralympic classifiable disabilities along with up to five (5) local coaches. This training will be broken into a morning and afternoon class (see details below).

     Date:           Day:      Role      Spots:    Class:     Start:        End:        Duration:

     Aug 28th     1         Coach       5            1 & 2   9:00 AM   4:30 PM    7 1/2 Hrs

     Aug 28h     1          Paddler    10          1          9:00 AM   12:30PM    3 1/2 Hrs

    Aug 28h     1          Paddler     10          2          1:00 PM    4:30 PM    3 1/2 Hrs   

      Participants must meet the following two (2) criteria to be eligible to participate in the event:

     (Eligibility Criteria 1): For Day 1 you simply need to be a Disabled Veteran.  For Day 2 participants must attest to having a Paralympic classifiable disability". A “Paralympic classifiable disability” is a physical or sensory disability. Cognitive, intellectual, emotional, and mental health related disabilities are not Paralympic classifiable disabilities. PTSD as a sole diagnosis is not a Paralympic classifiable disability. More information about Paralympic classifiable disabilities can be found here:

  (Eligibility Criteria 2): Participants must attest to meeting the ACA Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) for Adaptive Paddling Programs listed below:

EEC #1. Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing)

EEC #2. Independently maintain sealed airway passages while under water

EEC #3. Independently hold head upright without neck / head support

EEC #4. Manage personal care independently or with assistance of a companion

EEC #5. Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

EEC #6. Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with assistance of a companion

A light breakfast and a lunch will be provided to all participants.

Please direct all questions and inquiries to Mayor Kevin Brown at cell/text (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org.


Link to Town of Quantico page:

www.townofquantico.org

https://www.facebook.com/Town-of-Quantico-140577436013431/

Link to American Canoe Association page:

http://www.americancanoe.org/?page=AdaptiveGrants

Link to USA Canoe/Kayak (USACK) page:

http://www.teamusa.org/usa-canoe-kayak

Link to Adaptive Expeditions page:

www.AdaptiveExpeditions.org http://www.adaptiveexpeditions.org/

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History


Our town is rich in history; beginning in 1654 it was originally called Potomac for the river that flows along the town’s edge.   It was changed to Quantico, an Indian word meaning, “by the large stream” in 1872.  Incorporated in 1927 and chartered in 1934. The town is completely surrounded by the U.S. Marine Corps Base except for the Potomac River to the East.  According to the 2010 Census, the population of Quantico was 480.  We have a mixed population.  Retired and active duty Marines live in town among civilians.   Our town consists of 11 streets. We have a lot of visitors who tell us about the nostalgia of this small town America in the heart of urbanization.  For the retired Marines and their families who visit here each year for their reunion, it’s like coming home, bringing back old memories.

For further History and Directions Click Here to Download the Town of Quantico Brochure.

The Town of Quantico is located in Prince William County, Virginia, just 40 miles from Washington D.C. and 25 miles from the cities of Manassas and Fredericksburg.

   

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There is a Marine Corps MP or sentry at the front gate as you enter Fuller Road, standing by to greet visitors. 

The Marine Corps was given exclusive jurisdiction by Virginia and the Congress to maintain and police Fuller Road when the Marine Corps acquired the land.

However, freedom of ingress and egress is maintained for the residents and visitors to the Town of Quantico.

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