Land & Sea Adaptive Sports Challenge
The Christina Sullivan Foundation co-hosts the Land & Sea Adaptive Sports Challenge 3-day weekend event partnered with Sea Star Base Galveston and Houston Adapted Sports Club bringing together wheelchair and amputee athletes to compete in Wheelchair and Amputee Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Adaptive Sailing, and Fishing.
“It’s everything to get together with others that are in the same situation as you are and share experiences. Participating in this event the Land and Sea Adaptive weekend helps you realize that no matter what happens or what situation you are in, life is beautiful and you can still experience and enjoy every moment.” Chris Stevens (Athlete)
The boys and friends turned out again this year to help with the tennis portion of Galveston’s Adaptive Land and Sea Festival and Expo. Thank you Beep for the opportunity for them to participate with these amazing athletes. They certainly learned a great deal about the value that adaptive sports play in improving the lives of so many, and they had a lot of fun doing it.” Andrea Catanzaro (Foundation Volunteer Family)
Annual Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament Fundraiser
The Christina Sullivan Foundation Annual Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament Fundraiser is an event to bring awareness to the Mission of the Foundation to assist children and adults with intellectual and physical challenges through Adaptive & Unified Sports. The event takes place over two days for the Tournament and Expo in April!
The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation Event Adaptive Tennis for special needs athletes is to adapt the court, balls, racket, and net to the size and strength level of athletes.. These alternations create the opportunity for younger players to spend more time hitting balls rather than chasing them. It allows them to work on tennis skills and accelerate their development making it easier for children to succeed. The hope is that earlier success in tennis will translate to a lifetime of interest in the sport that brings about the benefits stress reliver, physical exercise, interaction, building self-confidence. Inclusion!