Riesch Paralysis Foundation gives grant to support adaptive sports

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WAUKESHA — The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation announced that the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association of Wisconsin has been chosen to receive a $5,000 grant.

The WASA was formed in 2015 with a mission to promote adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to those with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments.

The BRPF’s goal is to find a cure for paralysis and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders.

The foundation was established in 2001 and has raised over $4,000,000 through donations and fundraisers. “Supporting WASA and their programs is an opportunity for the BRPF to encourage people with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports which builds self-confidence and self-esteem,” said President of BRPF Bryon Riesch, who was paralyzed from the chest down in 1998.

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