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Hospital for Special Care's commitment to sports and fitness extends far beyond the hospital grounds. For example, HSC is the managing sponsor of the Cruisers, a team of young, physically disabled Connecticut athletes who compete locally, regionally, and nationally in wheelchair track and field competitions, where many Cruisers have set several national records.
Through Hospital for Special Care's Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp—the first and only one of its kind on the East Coast—world-class disabled athletes provide campers with instruction in tennis, swimming, basketball, and track and field at no cost, thanks to the fundraising success of Hospital for Special Care's Annual Ivan Lendl Golf Tournament.
HSC also sponsors its own wheelchair basketball team, a Wave swim team, Skiers' Unlimited, and numerous clinics, conferences, and symposia, all part of an effort to champion the cause of athletes living with disabilities through education, information and advocacy.
Through our sports and fitness programs we give both children and adults the opportunity to achieve their goals and lead independent lives. Sports and fitness programs, both competitive and recreational, teach life skills, promote confidence and develop leadership. In addition, friendships are built, accomplishments are recognized, and people are pushing themselves to levels they never thought they could achieve. All of these attributes combined promote a healthy lifestyle for individuals living with disabilities.
At Hospital for Special Care we believe that people with disabilities should have every opportunity to pursue their dreams.