The McGraw Center for Adaptive Sports is a collaboration between Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s Adaptive Sports Centers and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in Massachusetts made possible through a generation donation by Melissa and David McGraw, the Donald C. McGraw Foundation.
Located at the DCR’s Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA, the McGraw Center serves as a resource for residents and a vacation destination for increasingly mobile and connected adaptive sports enthusiasts. Through Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers (SASC), persons living with disability can engage in recreational activities under the guidance of therapists and adaptive sports professionals. SASC are also Paralympic Sport Clubs and offer competitive sports for seasoned and developing athletes.
The McGraw Center opened in the summer of 2017 with a yurt-style operations center, storage trailers for adaptive equipment, handicap parking, and water activities on Cliff Pond, with plans for improved bathroom and shower facilities and an archery range in 2018. The Cape Cod Rail Trail, beach access to Cape Cod Bay, hiking trails, accessible yurts for camping, and more will be available to participants and their families at Nickerson State Park.
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