The Neuroworx Wheelin’ Jazz are very involved in the community. One of the missions of the team is to be role models and peers to others differently abled to let them know that life is not over because of an injury or birth defect.
We take our sport and responsibility to the community seriously. We do exhibitions at elementaries, Jr Highs, high schools, colleges, businesses, etc.. The idea is to raise awareness and shine our lights to as many as will open their eyes. We speak on the importance of accident prevention, attitude, and acceptance of those with differences. The stories of our athletes are inspiring, heart breaking, uplifting, and motivational.
More importantly, we seek to be good community members. We visit the newly injured in the hospitals and rehab centers to help the healing process and mentor them to a better quality of life. Several members of the team serve on various Boards around the valley. Some are members of the Rotary, Lions, and other charitable groups. We support other causes such as Salt Lake County Adaptive, the National Ability Center, and others.
We do public speaking to share our stories. Our athletes have a great message of endurance, tolerance, overcoming obstacles, patriotism, and community involvement. We love to share our successes, failures, insights, and humor. As one of our teammates would tell you, “Shot Happens.” (He was shot as a youth.)
If you would like to have a member of the Wheelin’ Jazz come to your school, organization, or business, please contact Layne Mangum at firstname.lastname@example.org.