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Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund



Contact

Robin Burton
536 Sunset Road

Waterloo, IA 50701
United States

319-235-4318 (Phone)
319-235-4326 (Fax)

Robin Burton, Director
http://www.opfund.org/
536 Sunset Road
Waterloo, IA 50701
United States

319-235-4318 (Phone)
319-235-4326 (Fax)

Type of Organization

Non-profit
ID: 54-1747398
Type: 501c3


Service Areas

Regions: North America
Countries: United States
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: OPAF First Clinics and programs are conducted around the country. Each year they reach thousands of individuals of all ages, special needs, and racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: No


Services Provided

Rehabilitation / Training


Needs

Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians, Lay Persons, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists


General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 1995 by O&P National Office


Financial Information
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Business: 80%
        Individuals: 10%
        Other: 10%


Mission Statement
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity and the official philanthropy of the U.S. orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) community. Established and incorporated in January 1995 by the Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office and dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, OPAF now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and facilities to promote adaptive sports clinics and events. OPAF program descriptions are available on the OPAF web site at http://www.opfund.org. OPAF’s primary mission is to enable individuals served by members of the Orthotic and Prosthetic community to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physical fitness, and social interaction. Since 1996, OPAF’s core programs have been made possible chiefly through generous private donations, grants, and annual contributions, both in kind and financial, from members of the O & P community as well as private and public supporters. OPAF First Clinics and programs are conducted around the country. Each year they reach thousands of individuals of all ages, special needs, and racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.


Additional Information & Comments

OPAF develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational sports programs and clinics for amputees and those with physical challenges. Current programs include First Volley, our nationally recognized and award winning adaptive tennis program as well as First Swim, First Dive, Intro to Scuba and in conjunction with the National Amputee Golf Association, First Swing, adaptive golf. In 2009 OPAF launched McKeever's First Ride, which provides adaptive therapeutic horsemanship for amputees. In 2010 OPAF plans to launch First Paddle (kayaking) and First Shoot (skeet and target). Other First Clinics and events are in development.



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