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SAVE THE DATE- SRVS Upcoming Event

 

The Wesberry Golf Classic 

SRVS will hold its annual golf tournament, the Wesberry Golf Classic, Monday, October 2,  2017 at the Ridgeway Country Club in support of SRVS programs. 

Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis' original Country club, features a mature, traditional course with Champion Bermuda greens and Zoysia grass fairways, providing a memorable playing experience. This is four person scramble.  Teams are expected to register in advance.  Day of event check-in starts at 10:30 am; lunch will be at 11:30 am; and the shotgun starts at 12:30 pm. 

For more information about the golf classic, sponsorship opportunities and to register your team, visit: http://www.srvs.org/2017-wesberry-golf-classic

Posted by SRVS PR at Friday, March 10, 2017
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SRVS Receives Christopher Reeve Grant to Support Equine Therapy

                 

SRVS has received a $5,950.00 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to increase the number of people supported by SRVS benefiting from equine therapy. The grant makes the therapy accessible and affordable to more individuals with paralysis.

In 2015, SRVS partnered with Southern Reins, a Nesbit, MS equine therapy provider, to give people supported by the agency access to equine therapy. The Therapeutic Riding lessons  strengthen participants bodies,  increase their community outings and  opportunities for socialization by exposing them to an array of volunteers each week, teaching a new skill, improving fitness goals, bolstering confidence, and increasing a sense of joy.

However, many people supported by SRVS were missing out on this opportunity. Only those who were able to afford the class fees and travel with ease --were able to participate in the equine therapy program.  With funding from the Christopher Reeve Foundation, 12-15 individuals with paralysis can participate regularly in equine therapy throughout two 10-week sessions.

Horseback riding has shown to improve strength, balance, and coordination while increasing a person’s self-confidence and sense of enjoyment.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

 

Posted by SRVS PR at Monday, February 20, 2017
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