As we enter our 39th year, learn about all the amazing progress we have made together! More than 231 physically challenged athletes received college scholarships and the opportunities that come with a college education. Nearly $22 million raised in scholarship support. A presence in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Take a look at all our recent and upcoming events and read about our inspiring recipients.

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Swim With Mike receives endowed scholarship

by Andres Anton-Diaz Through many years of maintaining a strong relationship with Swim With Mike by sponsoring a lane and procuring auction items, Yvonne Bogdanovich already had a strong bond with our organization’s mission. Yvonne has been a strong and loyal supporter of many great causes at USC for over thirty years, and when an […]

From wheelchair, Matt Oka sees ‘big picture’, career growth

By Len Vraniak (From Boeing News Site) Matt Oka has faced a number of challenges since breaking his neck in a surfing accident about six years ago, but joining Boeing’s Business Skills Rotation Program and becoming part of the Space and Intelligence Systems Finance team wasn’t one of them. “From day one,” said Oka, who […]

UCLA’s Nick Ekbatani, USC’s Kelly Tennant a solid team after accident

By Bill Plaschke (From Los Angeles Times) The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led […]

Edgar Rico Inspires Others by Defying Odds to Pursue His Dreams

by Susan Shimotsu (from USC School of Social Work News Site) Edgar Rico was 24 when his life changed forever. It wasn’t graduating from college or starting a new career, but it was a car accident that broke his neck and left him paralyzed from the neck down. An avid athlete who played baseball and […]

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