Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast Canoe Kayak Team

August 1-4th, Athletes with disAbiltiies Network Northeast small but mighty canoe-kayak team traveled to Oklahoma City to compete at the American Canoe Associations(ACA) Sprint National Championships.  Athletes Jamey Parks, Rimma Egorkina, and Brandon Holiday competed in a total of 12 races.


VA’A Paddler Jamey Parks

-National Champion-Gold Medal 500m Paracanoe V1 Final

-Men’s 200m Paracanoe V1 Final

-The exhibition against Canoers (Able Bodied) 1000m 3rd place

Sprint Paddler Rimma Egorkina

-National Champion-Gold Medal Womens 500m Paracanoe K1 Final

-Silver Medal Women’s 200m Paracanoe K1 Final

-Silver Medal Women’s Master A K1 Final (Able Bodied)

-Ranked 4th in United States Women’s 500m Master A K1 Final

-Ranked 4th in United States Women’s 1000m Master A k1 Final


Sprint Paddler Brandon Holiday

-National Champion-Gold Medal Mens 500m Paracanoe K1 Final

-Silver Medal Men’s 200m Paracanoe K1 Final

-Ranked 9th in the United States Men’s 200m Masters B K1 Final

-Ranked 9th in the United States Men’s 500m Master B K1 Final


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Veteran Athletes Kicking A@$!

National Veteran Wheelchair Games

Each year more than 500 novice and experienced athletes meet for a week of archery, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, quad rugby and more. At the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the largest annual wheelchair sports competition of its kind in the world. Throughout the week, veterans realize their abilities and potential while enjoying the spirit of healthy activity and fellowship.

August 2018, 7 veterans from out Philadelphia area traveled to Orlando Florida to attend and compete in the National Wheelchair Games. 4 of these athletes are members of Athlete with disAbilities Network Northeast, which trains out of the Sweat Fitness Gyms, where adaptive fitness clinic are held.

Athletes competed in Boccia, bowling, pool, air rifle, archery, swimming, and cycling.  Team member Jimmy Homer won a Silver medal in Paralympic Boccia ball and a Gold Medal in bowling.  Ralph Jones won a Gold Medal in bowling.  Greg Jack won a Gold medal in Softball, and Sonny Wimberly won a Bronze medal in Trap Shooting, Silver medal in Softball, and Bronze Medal in Hand Cycling.  These outstanding athletes embody the characteristics and positive outlook we all should have after facing a life-changing event.  They lead by example exemplifying that “There is no Replacement for the Competitive Spirit”

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Athletes with disAbilities Network Northeast Newsletter

SportsAbility Day- A Paralympic Experience day for all.

For many, the weekend of August 10-12th was just another weekend.  For Athletes with disAbilities Network Northeast (ADNNEC) and its partners Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Philadelphia Center for Adaptive Sports, Team River Runner Southeast Pa, and USA Boccia it was an exceptional day. 

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