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Support your local community organization (especially adaptive sports), please vote today in the Back Your Block grant program which is giving away $650k

I just heard about this Back Your Block grant program.  Please feel free share this information on other forums and in emails to your friends & colleagues.  Thanks in advance for your help.

After you vote, please post in this thread to indicate that you have voted and if you feel comfortable with sharing, also note which community organization that you voted for.


Support your local community organization (especially adaptive sports), please vote today in the Back Your Block grant program which is giving away $650k

Voting ends on 9/15/09.  Visit to vote.

*** Please note that after voting you will receive a verification email with the email subject line "Thank you for your vote" that has a link that must be clicked on to complete the voting process.  If you do NOT verify your activity, your vote will not be submitted. You will need to refresh your browser to see vote count increase.  ***

In this verification email Nike states "FYI: Nike will not use the information you have provided to send you any further news or information."


If you are looking for a worthy community organization to vote for, you may consider Disabled Sports USA Far West ( whose motto is "If I can do this, I can do anything" and vote at

Disabled Sports USA Far West
NikeRetail Location: 13000 Folsom Blvd., Suite 401, Folsom, CA


Kids Involved: 550

Our Mission
The mission of Disabled Sports USA Far West is to provide affordable, inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.

How does your organization make a difference in your community?
 For 40 years Disabled Sports has helped to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Our programs are open to people of all ages and we proudly serve anyone with any disability. This includes but is not limited to serving those with orthopedic, spinal cord, neuromuscular, visual and hearing impairments. Included, too, are those with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Our recreation programs are based in the San Fransisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada.

How will Nike impact your community by investing in it?
 It is not uncommon for individuals with disabilities to have heavy financial responsibilities, limiting their access to many activities. By contributing to our scholarship fund, a gift from Nike will provide children and adults access to our recreation programs. A scholarship covers the cost of participation in any of our winter or summer programs. It enables people with disabilities to go beyond their perceived limits and gain a sense of accomplishment that can transform their lives.

 Action Sports, Other, Other, Golf, Community-based, School-based, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Girls, Boys, Co-Ed, Skiing,