Adaptive Sports and Recreation Workshops

Madonna offers affordable workshops to the community and its patients on various sports and recreational activities.

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 Rick Haith at
402.413.3722.

Eligibility criteria to participate in marksmanship:

Appropriate:

  • 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

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.

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.

Taught by the Lincoln Fencing Club and offered on-site at Madonna 's Lincoln Campus, this workshop teaches the fundamentals of fencing from a wheelchair.

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.

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