The Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association of Wisconsin is the recipient of a $5,000 charitable grant from the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation.

Formed in 2015, the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association’s (WASA) mission is to promote community collaboration of adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to those with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments in Wisconsin. Current WASA programs include wheelchair basketball, tennis, softball, quad rugby, lacrosse and sled hockey.

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation's goal is to find a cure for paralysis through funding the latest in medical research and to provide assistance to those who suffer from neurological disorders. On April 25, 1998, the life of a Marquette University student, Bryon Riesch, changed forever.  A devastating accident left Bryon paralyzed from the chest down, with limited use of his arms.

Established in January of 2001, the BRPF is a 501(c)3 organization. Since its founding, more than $4 million has been raised through donations and fundraisers to go directly towards the fight against paralysis.

For more information on the BRPF, visit

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