Tickets still available for Wednesday's Racing to Recovery Gala
Interested in a Napa Valley wine tasting trip? A behind-the-scenes walrus tour at the zoo? How about an Indiana Pacers basketball signed by ABA legends including Mel Daniels, George McGinnis and Bobby “
May 10, 2013
Bid now on 2005 Indy 500 coin collection!
Rare set signed and carried by 32 drivers in historic race
In advance of the Racing To Recovery Gala on May 22, SSPF is offering a chance to bid early on selected items, including an outstanding collection of signed coins from the 2005 Indianapolis 500.
April 9, 2013
SSPF to honor Al Speyer at Racing to Recovery Gala
Tickets available now for star-studded Indy event
The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) announces it will host the 14th annual Racing to Recovery Gala Wednesday, May 22, at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis.
¦ October 12, 2011
GETTIN' IT DONE: JOE STONE, EXTREME SPORTS HAND CYCLIST
Extreme Sports Hand Cyclist
A year ago, Joe Stone’s life as he knew it came crashing down on a Montana mountain.
An experienced skydiver and avid outdoorsman, Stone had just taken up speed flying, an extreme sport using a parachute-type canopy and skis to glide down mountains at high speeds close to the ground. His parachute became tangled and he slammed to the ground, sustaining a spinal cord injury – paralyzed from the chest down.
Inspired by “Murderball”, a 2005 documentary about quadriplegic athletes who play rugby, Stone determined to not give up on his love of athletics and the outdoors. He learned to ride a handcycle and decided to make his mark on para-athletics by completing a 100-mile adaptive bicycle trek through Montana’s Glacier National Park. To read about Joe's journey, click here. To read his blog, click here. To see handcycling from the rider's perspective, click here.
In August Joe Stone tackled Logan Pass's Going-to-the-Sun Highway, including the 12 mile climb to the summit. To read about the successful completion of his ride, click here.
It was certainly an impressive accomplishment, but the effort is every bit as important as the success.
Joe was recently invited to be a guest on a radio show where he spoke about his life since the accident and plans for the future. To listen to the radio interview, click here. We are sure to hear a lot more from Joe Stone in the future.
Photos courtesy Lido Vizzutti/Flathead Beacon and Joe Stone