Riesch Paralysis Foundation gives grant to support adaptive sports

WAUKESHA — The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation announced that the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association of Wisconsin has been chosen to receive a $5,000 grant.

The WASA was formed in 2015 with a mission to promote adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to those with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments.

The BRPF’s goal is to find a cure for paralysis and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders.

The foundation was established in 2001 and has raised over $4,000,000 through donations and fundraisers. “Supporting WASA and their programs is an opportunity for the BRPF to encourage people with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports which builds self-confidence and self-esteem,” said President of BRPF Bryon Riesch, who was paralyzed from the chest down in 1998.

Antwan lives in Fulton, KY with his wife and one son. In 2010, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and started working as a database administration in January 2011 until September 2014. Now, he writes software and gadget reviews for the team. During his free time, Antwan coaches baseball to junior high school boys.

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