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:: THE SPOKE SPOTLIGHT ::
Best Moments in Life
Christopher Di Virgilio

One Wyoming women captures the spirit of living life with a disability and lands this year's Get Out, Enjoy Life top spot


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Day on the Lake

From the SNS Video Series, we head out to Bartlett Lake in Carefree, Ariz., for the 21st Annual Day on the Lake.

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Twelve signs you're not drinking enough water



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:: SPOKE OF THE WEEK ::
Photo of the week

This year's Get Out, Enjoy Life third-place winner is New York resident Ismael Arenas and his Columbian ATV photo. 

September 2012 Table of Contents

Game Changer

While to onlookers it might look like any multi-sport wheelchair competition, insiders know it is much more than that.

Breaking Boards and Barriers

You’ve seen it on the big screen: martial-arts greats kicking and punching themselves out of harm’s way. But is it possible from a wheelchair?

On Top of the World

Is it possible for a wheelchair user to get to the top of famed Mount Kilimanjaro?

Triple the Fun

The U.S. women took on the world in a basketball tournament that kept you guessing till the end.

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Clinic & Regatta

Pair of races highlight annual Clagett Memorial sailing event in Rhode Island.

International Action

RSV Lahn-Dill knocks off Galatasaray to win Champions Cup.

Successful Challenge

The Adventure TEAM Challenge requires cooperation and ingenuity to cross the finish line.

In Pursuit

Georgia Handcycling event draws tough competition.

Victory Laps

Strong riding highlights U.S. Handcycling Series Time Trial.

Great Games

Shingo Kunieda and Esther Vergeer take top titles at British Open.

Belgian Open

Overseas tennis competition results in wins by Sabine Ellerbrock and Ronald Vink.

Sixth Stop, Sixth Season

Charlie Hans goes undefeated to become Buckeye PVA 8-Ball Wheelchair Classic’s first champion.

On to Louisville

NWBA picks location for next two years’ national tournaments.

More Opportunities

NWBA chosen as official VA Stipend Program.

Racing to Victory

Michael Johnson hopes to be first paralyzed driver to compete in the Indy 500.

Reaching Goals

Paralympic medalist Anjali Forber-Pratt shares her story with school kids.

Pool Man

Bowler Shawn Beam rolls a rare perfect game.

Mr. Perfect

Bowler Shawn Beam rolls a rare perfect game.

Sailing to Victory

After taking a sailing bronze at the 2004 Paralympics, the Netherlands’ Thierry Schmitter moves toward this year’s London Games.

Game On!

Jeff Butler plays quad rugby for the Texas Stampede but hopes to make the Paralympic team in 2016.

Man of Many Trades

Bob Masella plays and coaches tennis, but as a lawyer enjoys putting together the pieces of a tennis team.

Power Ride

Freedom Ryder produces electric-powered handcycle.

Enhanced Mobility

The TiLite TR Series 3 features many upgraded features.

Stars and Stripes Celebration

Tennis stars celebrate July 4 in Washington, D.C.

Fitness for All

Many opportunities exist to kick your fitness level into gear.

Get Fit

New online program lets you work out at home and get in shape.

When to Eat

Timing of meals can help you feel and exercise better.

Great Grants

PVA receives grants to support physical activity programs.

Where to Go?

Paralympic Experience programs available in communities across the country.

Wheelchairs Permitted

Wheelchair events added to state track championships in Ohio.

Combining for Freedom

Sailing competitions include people of varying disabilities.

Sailing & Prevailing

New sailboat helps vets get out on the seas.

Putting the “Joy” in Enjoy

Get Out, Enjoy Life Contest winners posted.



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