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LOOP DE VILLE – 23-24 SEPTEMBER CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Disabled woman files Fair Housing suit against State Delegate March

Charlottesville Cardinals bring Wheelchair Basketball to Walton Middle School

Pregnant Women with Disabilities more likely to experience Partner Violence

Let’s Talk – Living with a Disability

Piedmont Health District Offers Four Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Next Week

Piedmont Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Charlotte County Farmers Market

Email Ballots with Screen Reader Technology Available to Charlottesville Absentee Voters with Disabilities

Governor Northam Launches Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to Assist Virginians Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

Cardinals Changing the Game and Lives

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LOOP DE VILLE – 23-24 SEPTEMBER CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Sep 19 2023

The Loop de Ville Festival is piloting a low-stress adaptive stroll (specifically for people with various mobility challenges) on a paved portion of the Rivanna Trail as part of the annual celebration of public lands on Saturday, September 23. Read More

Disabled woman files Fair Housing suit against State Delegate March

Dec 23 2022

A disabled Christiansburg woman who is renting an apartment in a boarding house owned by state Del. Marie March, R-Floyd County, has filed a complaint with the Virginia Fair Housing Board against March and her company, Big Bear Properties LLC.  Read More

Charlottesville Cardinals bring Wheelchair Basketball to Walton Middle School

Nov 22 2022

The Charlottesville Cardinals team was at Walton Middle School demonstrating how they play and giving kids a chance to experience the game from their point of view. See More

Pregnant Women with Disabilities more likely to experience Partner Violence

Oct 19 2022

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A recent study by the University of Virginia says pregnant women with disabilities are more likely to experience violence in relationships.

“We also know that health care providers are less likely to discuss sexual and reproductive health care with this population, often viewing them as asexual. So, these women aren’t receiving critical information on contraception and other important aspects of sexual and reproductive health care,” Jeanne Alhusen said.

Women with disabilities also struggle to find help and resources if they do reach out for help.  Read More

Let’s Talk – Living with a Disability

Sep 21 2022

LET’S TALK

Piedmont Health District Offers Four Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Next Week

May 20 2022

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer four free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week (May 25-May 28) across the health district. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. All clinics will be held outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Read More

Piedmont Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Charlotte County Farmers Market

May 18 2022

DRAKES BRANCH, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte County Farmers Market, located at 4900 Drakes Main St. in Drakes Branch.

The clinic will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. The clinic will be held outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Read More

Email Ballots with Screen Reader Technology Available to Charlottesville Absentee Voters with Disabilities

Sep 30 2020

https://www.charlottesville.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=373

Governor Northam Launches Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to Assist Virginians Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

Jun 30 2020

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https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/june/headline-858911-en.html

Cardinals Changing the Game and Lives

Dec 4 2018

By Preston Willett |

Posted: Sat 10:24 PM, Dec 01, 2018  |

Updated: Sat 10:42 PM, Dec 01, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) — On this court the wheels are always turning, which is why the game can take time to come into focus.

“When people first see the sport,” Charlottesville Cardinals Coach Tom Vandever said, a local wheelchair basketball game, “All they see are the wheelchairs for about five minutes and then the wheelchairs fade away and that’s when they see the athletes.”

Every athlete has their story for how the sport came to them from bad knees to cancer.

“I was lucky I was able to kind of walk into it slowly,” Jacob Tyree said, who was nine-years-old when it was discovered he had a spinal cord tumor, “People who are in car accidents that’s like an instantaneous change of your life.”

“14-years-old I wrecked a bike and broke my back,” team captain Brandon Rush said, “So I was at a children’s rehab and the team came and did a demonstration there.”

For people like Rush and Tyree in one of their most trying times, the Charlottesville Cardinals opened a door to not only athletics but a community.

“This is my family man, I started playing with them when I was 14,” Rush said, “So they helped me grow up, they helped me mature for sure.”

“For a lot of players and athletes it changes their lives from that,” National Wheelchair Basketball Association Commissioner Buddy Barnes said, “They may have gone a certain path, but now they see things through a different light, through a different window actually.”

But make no mistake these athletes are here to play, especially the Cardinals, ranked in the top-ten nationally. With players coming from hours away to practice and play throughout the season.

“We do this on an everyday basis, this isn’t something we just oh yeah we kind of meat every once in awhile and do it as a pick up thing,” Tyree said,” Our players are in the gym multiple times a week, where we stick to a regiment, we watch what we eat.”

Their ultimate to goal to spread the game to everyone.

“Bring people out that have never seen wheelchair basketball before,” Tyree said, “Get them involved in the sport and it changes their life it really does.”

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