The Wheelin' Sportsmen program was founded by Kirk Thomas after he became a paraplegic paraplegic /para·ple·gic/ (-ple´jik)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of paraplegia.
2. an individual with paraplegia. when a tree fell on him while he was deer deer, ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, found in most parts of the world except Australia. Antlers, solid bony outgrowths of the skull, develop in the males of most species and are shed and renewed annually. hunting in 1992. He became involved with several disability advocacy groups, and already aware of the many challenges people with disabilities faced, one night in bed the idea struck him to start a program to help people enjoy the outdoors, regardless of their limitations.
In 1996, Thomas created a group he called Wheelin' Sportsmen of America, which would host thousands of people with disabilities at catfish catfish, common name applied to members of the freshwater fish families constituting the suborder Nematognathi. The catfish is related to the sucker and the minnow, and like them has a complex set of bones forming a sensitive hearing apparatus. round-ups and similar fishing programs where non-disabled volunteers assisted participants. He did the same with hunting, hosting Does For Does and the Ultimate Team-Up, which also paired the non-disabled with the disabled for an Alabama white-tailed deer white-tailed deer
or Virginia deer
Common reddish brown deer (Odocoileus virginianus), an important game animal found alone or in small groups from southern Canada to South America. hunt.
His actions caught the attention of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF NWTF National Wild Turkey Federation
NWTF Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (Bacolod City, Philippines micro-finance institution)
NWTF Northwood Tree Farm (Ohio) ), and in late 2000, Wheelin' Sportsmen became an official program of the Federation and was christened the Wheelin' Sportsmen National Wild Turkey Federation. Whether it is shooting, hunting, fishing, or archery archery, sport of shooting with bow and arrow, an important military and hunting skill before the introduction of gunpowder. England's Charles II fostered archery as sport, establishing in 1673 the world's oldest continuous archery tournament, the Ancient Scorton , there is no limit to the outdoor opportunities Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF brings to a person with a disability eager to get outside and participate in a more active lifestyle.
Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF provides all people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through local chapter events nationwide. The program also provides a full-color, quarterly magazine to its members. Wheelin' Sportsmen magazine is dedicated to the education and entertainment of outdoors enthusiasts with disabilities. For further information e-mail email@example.com or call (803) 637-3106.