OPAF News: OPAF & The First Clinics Updates – Winter 2011

March 11, 2011

As an OPAF Annual Bronze Sponsor, BOC is pleased to share the release of recent OPAF updates, events, and ongoing work for Adaptive Recreation within the O&P industry.

Winter 2011
OPAF & The First Clinics Updates

  • Scheduled and confirmed 28 First clinics across the country and adding to that number weekly
  • Launched First Dance in March 2011 with over 60 participants in Michigan
  • Received a US Olympic Opportunity Grant for $7500 for First Swing/Learn to Golf clinics with veterans in Iowa.  OPAF was the only group selected for funding with a non-Olympic sport
  • Received a USTA Serves Grant for $10,000 for First Volley Clinics with Shriners Hospitals for Children across the country
  • A New Silver Level Sponsorship for 2011 from Allard USA
  • Three New Bronze Level Sponsorships for 2011, including BOC, Quality Outcomes and the Arbogast Family, which triples the 2010 level
  • Hosting the Thranhardt Golf Classic on March 16 at Reunion Golf
  • Hosting First Bid, Live & Silent Auction on March 17 with oandp.com
  • Hosting both a First Volley and a First Swing clinic in Orlando on Friday and Saturday
  • Invited participant in the recent Adaptive Sports Summit in Ames, Iowa
  • Launching First Climb (rock climbing) and First Defense (self-defense techniques) in 2011
  • Participated recently in the ISPO United Forum meeting in Costa Rica for adaptive sports and recreation opportunities in Latin America and Haiti
  • Grant funding from USTA North Carolina and USTA Middle States for ongoing First Volley programs in their area
  • New look to the OPAF website with easier navigation to the First Clinics and highlighting our donors
  • Increased the amount awarded for the 2011 Dale Yasukawa Scholarship for a NUPOC student pursuing O & P as their career choice to $1000