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NSCD Paddling Club sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation
No Boundaries Program


NSCD Paddle Programs Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

The NSCD paddle sports program is dedicated to providing an educational, therapeutic and fun experience for everyone. We have customized canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) progressions for all ability levels. Our instructors review key participant information prior to the start of class and conduct an on-site assessment to place the participant in one of our three learning tracks. Friends and family are welcome. All equipment and adaptations are provided.Make new friends, hone your paddling chops and get instruction from our staff all year round. Canoe, kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Get your feet wet! Try out one of our kayaks or Stand up Paddle boards (SUPs). Seasoned kayaker? Hone your freestyle skills and learn from our experienced instructors. Join our club-style atmosphere to meet new friends. Open to all abilities.

NSCD Indoor Paddling sponsored by Team River RunnerTRR

Team River Runner Denver is partnered with the National Sports Center for the Disabled for instruction and adaptive equipment, if needed. We invite all Veterans to come out to the pool and improve their kayaking skills.

indoorkayakCarmody Indoor Pool Sessions

Dates: Year-Round, Mondays
Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Carmody Recreation Center, 2200 S Kipling St. Lakewood, CO 80227
Price: $15 | Free for Veterans | 1 Adventure Punch Pass

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Outdoor Whitewater Sessionskayak

Dates: May – September, Thursdays
Times: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Denver’s Confluence Park and Golden Play Park*
Price: $15 | Free for Veterans | 1 Adventure Pass Punch

*location may change based on water conditions and level

Custom Paddle Sport Lessons

Activity # of Participants Time Price per Person*
Introduction to Kayaking/SUP
Lesson 1
1-3
4-10
9am-3pm $159.00
$129.00
Introduction to Moving Water
Lesson 2
1-3
4-10
9am-3pm $159.00
$129.00
Whitewater Experience
Lesson 3
1-3
4-10
9am-3pm $159.00
$129.00
Whitewater Skill Building
Lesson 4
1-3
4-10
9am-3pm $159.00
$129.00
Whitewater Adventure
Lesson 5
1-3
4-10
9am-3pm $159.00
$129.00
Kayak/SUP Ultimate Adventure Package
5 lesson progression package
 9am-3pm  $625.00
Flatwater Kayak/SUP Experience
1-3 sessions
4-6 sessions
 5-20  10am-12pm
1pm-3pm
$25.00/session
$20.00/session
Paddlesports Experience
1-3 sessions
4-6 sessions
 5-20 10am-12pm
1pm-3pm
$25.00/session
$20.00/session

*Free to military Veterans with a disability
TRR

Team River Runner Denver is partnered with the National Sports Center for the Disabled for instruction and adaptive equipment, if needed. We invite all Veterans to come out to the pool and improve their kayaking skills.

 

 


No Boundaries Program

photo_sm_rapell“Changing disabilities into abilities for our Heroes”

The No Boundaries program promotes self-esteem, pride and a sense of accomplishment for combat wounded service men and women as they expand their independence and overcome challenges once thought insurmountable.  Our wounded veterans do this by experiencing a variety of challenging activities at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado.  The challenges and accomplishments on these trips help wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities.  Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, comradery, teamwork and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.

The No Boundaries program is fully sponsored by caring and appreciative supporters, friends, missions and Federal Information Technology (IT) organizations – all who want to “give back”. No Boundaries has its own account at the NSCD, a 501(c)3 non-profit.  There are no salaries or overhead and 100% of each donation goes to support the wounded veterans on these trips.  Our goal is to sponsor one summer trip and one winter trip for 10 veterans each year.

The NSCD has a trained staff and the facilities to host and accommodate 10 combat wounded veterans in Winter Park, CO.   Each 6 day trip is full of challenging and exciting summer or winter activities.  Typical sport activities in the summer include rafting, zip lining, ropes courses, kayaking, rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and fly fishing.  Winter trips include adaptive skiing, snowmobiling and tubing.  All adaptive sporting activities at the NSCD are tailored specifically for the veteran’s needs and are supervised by trained staff.  Participants depart from their local airports and arrive at Denver International Airport where we rendezvous in the USO-Metro Lounge.  All meals, lodging, transportation and daily program activities are coordinated by the NSCD and are included – expense free – for the combat wounded veterans.

Location: Winter Park, CO
Date: TBD
Price: No charge thanks to the generous donations No Boundaries receives

Who to Contact about “No Boundaries”:
Contact Mike and Molly Raymond at noboundariesnscd@gmail.com.

How to donate:

The NSCD is a 501(c)3 non-profit and provides tax-deductible receipts for all donations. To donate, click here.  On the NSCD donation site (uses Colorado Gives), enter the “No Boundaries Program” in the Special instructions or comments for non-profit block at the bottom to direct your donation to our account.  You generous donation is very much appreciated!

A special thanks to some of our key supporters of the August 2015 trip:

The Kevin McCarthy Foundation Nisga’a Data Systems and Frank Watson
Swish Data and Bob Kerr Jill Polito
Patty Hullinger @ FireEye T.E.S.S IT Recruiters and Teresa Comstock
Intellipeak Solutions, Inc. & Phil and Melissa Flores Arnold Mills United Methodist Church of Rhode Island
Pernix Data and Rob Amos Bill and Robin Hartwell
Burke Community Church/Missions A10 Networks, Inc. & Mike Raymond

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