Madonna offers affordable workshops to the community and its patients on various adaptive sports topics at least quarterly. Workshops involve hands-on instruction regarding a specific sport or recreational activity. Some recent offerings include:
Handcycling: Recumbent bicycles that are operated by hand are an excellent means of recreation for persons who are unable to use a traditional bicycle. During this two-hour workshop, participants are assisted on/off equipment and taught how to maneuver a handcycle.
Wheelchair Football: Individuals who use a wheelchair play a traditional game of football. The rules of the game, adapted slightly, are explained and participants do drills as well as engage in scrimmage activities.
Youth Power Soccer: A six-week series of soccer training, culminating in a game and awards party, is offered twice per year for school-age kids. With power soccer, a shield is applied to the child’s wheelchair, in front of their legs and feet. The child uses the shield to push around a special soccer ball, which looks similar to a beach ball.
Fencing: Taught by the Lincoln Fencing Club and offered on-site at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, this workshop teaches the fundamentals of fencing from a wheelchair.
Adaptive Sports Fair: The purpose of this free event is to expose people to the various adaptive sports and recreational activities available in our community. With more than 15 interactive booths and activities, youth and adults are exposed to sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, quad rugby, power soccer, fencing, golf, dance and much more.