Adaptive Sports Awareness (ASA) is a non-profit founded in 2015 by 15 year-old Owen Anketell!
ASA is a non-profit with the mission of cultivating interest in the incredibly valuable concept of adaptive sports. Owen’s Ride will be the first event for ASA, an organization that fosters, supports and promotes opportunities in adaptive programs for members of the disabled community. For Owen, this venture is a chance to educate and bring awareness to the cause while also inspiring confidence to those who have not yet experienced the irreplaceable freedoms adaptive sports has to offer.
In the summer of 2017, Owen Anketell will use the East Coast Greenway to cycle 2,900 miles from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida for his cause. This event will be the first for his organization, Adaptive Sports Awareness.
Owen’s Ride will consist of three to-be 16 year olds, as he will be accompanied by his cousin, Bryce Coffey, and his friend, Matthew Farrell. During their endeavor, Owen will be stopping at rehabilitation hospitals and community organizations to speak about his involvement in disabled sports, educating people about the impact of adaptive programs and encouraging others to discover the liberation of engaging in outdoor activities.