Beasley Allen partners with camp ASCCA for national Wii-hab program

posted on:
August 20, 2009

author:
WENDI LEWIS

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Beasley Allen’s Helen Taylor, right, presents the Wii to Camp ASCCA Director Matt Rickman.

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Chad Galloway, who was enjoying activities at Camp ASCCA as part of the Alabama Head Injury Foundation camp, enjoys a game of Wii bowling.

Beasley Allen law firm and dozens of other attorneys from across the country are banding together to help people with disabilities, as well as those recovering from injuries including strokes, broken bones, surgery and even combat injuries. By working together and donating dozens of Nintendo Wiis to local rehabilitation centers, hospitals, nursing homes and similar facilities, we hope to help thousands of people. The Wii is becoming popular as a therapeutic tool. The game console’s unique, motion-sensitive controller requires body movements similar to traditional therapy exercises, but engages the user in such a way that they actually enjoy the experience and can work longer.

Beasley Allen presented a Wii gaming system and Wii Fit game to Camp ASCCA therapeutic recreation facility in Jacksons Gap, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 19. We will present a second Wii to Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Beasley Allen utilized its presence on the popular social networking site, Facebook, to gather suggestions from Beasley Allen “friends” and “fans” about who should benefit from Project Wii-hab in our area. Camp ASCCA will use its Wii as a centerpiece of its workout room, as a key to its planned renovation in the coming weeks. Wii gaming activities will be added to the campers’ rotation of activities, which include swimming, boating, a splash pad, putt-putt golf, and a zip line and ropes course. Campers from the Alabama Head Injury Foundation were at Camp ASCCA on Tuesday, and were the first to enjoy the new Wii system.

More than just a gaming system, the Wii has been changing perceptions about what exercise is all about, and making it accessible to people with limited physical abilities. The Wii offers a variety of virtual sports, including bowling, golf and tennis, using a handheld wireless controller.

Project Wii-Hab was coordinated by the Injury Board Foundation, the non-profit arm of InjuryBoard.com, an online community of personal injury law firms, attorneys, safety industry experts and consumer advocates. For more information about Project Wii-hab, visit Beasley Allen’s Wii-hab Charity Project page on Facebook.

About Camp ASCCA

Camp ASCCA is a world renowned outdoor recreation therapeutic recreation facility. Featuring a truly barrier-free architectural environment, and innovative / leading recreation programs, ASCCA is considered a benchmark facility upon which others judge their own facilities and programs. ASCCA is the world’s largest facility of its kind providing therapeutic recreation services to people with disabilities from around the nation and world. For more information, visit www.campascca.org.

About Beasley Allen Law Firm

Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Beasley Allen is comprised of 42 attorneys and 200 support staff. Beasley Allen is a proud sponsor of many great charities and has donated over $1,000,000 in the past three years. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.beasleyallen.com.

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