Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program, Inc.

Adaptive Sports & Recreation

aka BORP   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.borp.org

Mission

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) was founded in 1976 to to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities of all ages through sports, recreation and fitness programs.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Mr. Rick Allen Smith Mr.

Main address

3075 Adeline Street Suite 200

Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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Formerly known as

Berkeley Outreach & Recreation Progam

EIN

94-2324340

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Today it is widely understood and accepted that physical fitness, and the activities that promote it, is an essential component of good health and healthy living. Everyone benefits from being physically active, including the 19% (roughly 56.7 million) Americans who live with a disability (2010 Census). Good health contributes to the pursuit, attainment, and retention of employment and to successful participation in school and the community. For abled-bodied individuals there are numerous activities and opportunities to engage in physical fitness activities every day. Unfortunately, this is not the case for individuals with disabilities and their families. In the recreation, sports and fitness arena, the contrast between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ is extremely dramatic. For most individuals with disabilities access to recreation and sports opportunities is severely limited or non-existent.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children and Youth Sports & Recreation Program

Children and Youth Sports Program offers year-round recreational and competitive activities including wheelchair basketball, power soccer (for youth using motorized wheelchairs), sled hockey, and hand cycling. Youth teams travel to local and national tournaments and sporting events. Through team participation, youth build strength and fitness, and learn sportsmanship, responsibility, commitment and teamwork. They also get the opportunity to connect with peers, to develop self-confidence and leadership skills and as a result are more likely to finish school, to go on to college, and to find productive careers.

Population(s) Served

Adult Sports Program offers wheelchair basketball, power soccer, and goalball, a unique sport for individuals with visual impairments. Activities are offered on a recreational and competitive basis and adult teams have opportunities to compete in local, regional, and national tournaments. This program provides a structured sports environment for graduating youth program participants, as well as opportunities for disabled adults trying to sports for the first time, and enables participants to establish a regular fitness routine. Activities are offered three evenings a week year-round.

Population(s) Served

Adventures and Outings Program provides disabled children, adults, and their families with access to many recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer in a supportive environment. This program also offers a wide variety of weekly activities appealing to people of all ages and abilities, and creates opportunities for families to participate in recreational activities together. Urban outings as well as more adventurous outdoor excursions are offered, including museum tours and theater outings, guided natures hikes on local accessible trails, adaptive skiing trips, kayaking, rafting, and whale watching.

Population(s) Served

Adaptive Cycling Program is an integrated program serving people with disabilities of all ages and their families and friends at out state-of-the-art adaptive cycling center at Aquatic Park in Berkeley. This year-round program utilizes a fleet of over 70 adaptive bikes to offer cycling experiences for a wide spectrum of people with varying physical disabilities and visual impairments. Participants can ride in organized group rides, on their own, or with family and friends. With the support of our knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers, cyclists of all ability levels explore local Bay Area biking trails using tandems, hand cycles, recumbent, standard bikes and three-wheelers. The program offers open hours 3 days a week as well as organized weekly youth and family rides, veterans' rides, tandem rides, and away rides in local nature areas. BORP also hosts an annual Revolution Ride, during which program participants along with traditional cyclists ride 10-100 mile routes in Sonoma's wine country. This event provides our regular cycling participants with an end-of-season training goal and also serves as a major fundraising event for the organization.

Population(s) Served

The Fitness Center provides integrated group exercise classes such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates Healthy Backs, Gentle Stretch and much more. all classes are adaptable for people with and without disabilities.

Population(s) Served

Since 2015 BORP has partnered with the UNiversity of California to provide students with vision impairments with a weekly goalball class.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At BORP, we believe that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access, and we continually strive to make this a reality. BORP aims to make adaptive sports and recreation to all individuals with physical disabilities and vision impairments.

BORP offers year-round sports and recreation programs serving a wide variety of ages, interests and abilities. We serve people with many different types of physical disabilities including, but not limited to: amputations, paraplegia, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, head injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, strokes, sensory and visual impairments. Our activities incorporate volunteers with and without disabilities and are offered on a low-cost, no-cost, or sliding scale basis as appropriate. Transportation to many program activities is provided, as we have found that this is a critical barrier to participation for many people and contributes to the success of our programs. BORP also provides financial assistance to low-income participants and families to help cover sports equipment and tournament travel costs.

BORP is headquartered in Berkeley, California and is the leading provider and promoter of accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to our high quality innovative sports and recreation programs, our expert staff provides advocacy, trainings, referrals and consultation services and have helped initiate adaptive sports programs in several other cities across the state. BORP also conducts disability awareness trainings and adaptive sports exhibitions for a variety of community agencies and serves as a valuable resource to physical therapists, rehabilitation hospitals, parks and recreation departments and related organizations.

BORP serves over 900 individuals with disabilities annually. We continue to try and increase this number through on-going outreach efforts. In addition, BORP is working on the development of a adaptive recreation facility that can serve as home base and attract an increased number of individuals to programming.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/15/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Ormsby

Black Pine Circle School

Term: 2016 - 2018

Cynthia Harris

Access Northern California

Jason Harris

Ridgecrest Partners

Aydan Aysoy

Disability Rights Advocate

Matt Grigorieff

Call of the Sea

Elizabeth Thomas

Retired

Steve Lau

Sutter Medical Health

Sam Marks

Schneider Wallace Law

Al Spector

Consultant

Charles LaRoche

Kaiser Permanente

Kathi Pugh

Attorney

Amanda Rost

LinkedIn

Shruti Agarwal

Workday

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No