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Adaptive Sports and Recreation Workshops

Lincoln Activities

Madonna Adaptive Sports and Recreation offers a marksmanship and archery program in partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks. Whether you want to become a shooting competitor or just learn the basics, this program is for you.

In the marksmanship program, participants will utilize .22 caliber rifles and will have the support of a range safety officer so participants can develop shooting skills to any degree. Sandbag gun mounts and a metal gun mount are available for those that need it.

For those that are interested in archery, participants can use compound bows that range from 6 to 20 pounds of required draw strength or mini recurves that range from 10 to 35 pounds of required draw strength.

Sessions will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N 44th St., in Lincoln.

Marksmanship will be held on the first Thursday and archery will be held on the third Thursday. Fee is $5.50 for gun rental and a supply of 25 bullets (.22 caliber). See eligibility requirements to participate. The cost to utilize the archery range is also $5.50.

Assistance will not be provided. If the participant needs assistance it will need to be provided by family member or caretaker.

To make a reservation, please contact Adaptive Sports Coordinator & Recreation Therapist at

Eligibility criteria to participate in marksmanship:


  • Mild impulsiveness
  • Able to follow three step commands
  • Mild impaired dexterity
  • Able to lift at least 3 pounds
  • Able to communicate safety tips and steps by some communication modality
  • No vision deficits
  • Mild receptive aphasia

Not Appropriate:

  • Moderate to severe impulsiveness
  • Unable to follow three step commands
  • Moderate to severe impaired dexterity
  • Unable to lift 3-pound object to shoulder height
  • Safety concern
  • History of suicidal ideation
  • Active depression
  • Anger issues
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Paranoid thoughts
  • Moderate to severe receptive aphasia

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.