The following is an excerpt from a December 2016 press release for the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program:
U.S. Paralympics recognizes Row New York for excellence
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ― U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today announced that Row New York has been recognized as a Bronze level club as a part of the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program, which also recognizes 65 other clubs across the country. Created in 2013, the excellence program is designed to support Paralympic Sport Clubs as they evolve their sport programming in areas such as athlete identification and coaching education, and recognize their contributions to growing the Paralympic movement in the United States.
“Paralympic Sport Clubs are critical not only for the development of athletes but also for the growth of the Paralympic movement in the United States,” said Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic sport and NGB organizational development. “We are grateful for the investment these Paralympic Sports Clubs have made in their communities and we are proud to honor their commitment to excellence in supporting future Paralympic athletes.” [end]
From Row New York’s Director of Community Rowing, Matt Logue:
It is a great honor to be recognized as a Bronze level club by the USOC! All of our adaptive and para programs have experienced consistent growth in both the number of participants and the quality of rowing each year and we look forward to continuing that upward trend in 2017. The continued support, recognition and resources provided by the USOC and the Paralympic Sport Club program will ensure that our athletes are able to maximize their potential in rowing, that our coaches are able to maximize their knowledge to train our athletes, and that our organization is able to make our programming available and accessible to the over 800,000 New York City residents with disabilities.
For more information, contact Matt Logue, at 718-433-3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About U.S. Paralympics
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the USOC, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Web site at usparalympics.org.