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Chicago Premiere of THE MOVEMENT benefits Adaptive Adventures

by kier April 20 2012 12:39

Adaptive Adventures is a non-profit organization that creates life-changing opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Through programs like kayaking, wake boarding, skiing, and cycling Adaptive Adventures opens doors for people to get out experience sports despite their disabilities. 

In conjunction with Make a Hero production, Adaptive Adventures has a short film documentary called The Movement that they are inspiring the country with. This film tells the story of five people who faced incredible obstacles, found the inspiration to overcome them and became real everyday heroes. Through skiing, each has ultimately discovered or rediscovered the freedom of movement. The goal of the short film is to increase awareness, participation, and opportunity in adaptive sports across the country. 

The film is narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller and features adaptive sport athletes like Matt Feeney and Chris Waddell. View the trailer below.

180 Medical was proud to help sponsor this premiere to support Adaptive Adventures and all of the opportunities they are making available for those with physical disabilities. The premiere was Thursday, April 19 in Skokie, IL at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. The night started with an All Abilities Sports Expo which encouraged people of all abilities to learn more about skiing, kayaking, cycling, and waterskiing from an "adaptive" perspective. The screening of The Movement followed by a Q&A session with Kurt Miller and film participant Matt Feeney.

Right: Matt Feeney is shown with Gretchen from 180 Medical at the event.