10 new custom sport wheelchairs are available for use at Gene Friend Recreation Center—part of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s focus on adaptive sports.
The $40,000 purchase of the 10 wheelchairs were paid for as part of a $105,000 grant from the nonprofit San Franciscans for Sports and Recreation (SFFSR) to the Gene Friend Recreation Center. The organization has given nearly $2 million in grants to improve recreation programs in San Francisco since 2015.
The chairs will be free for members of the public, and available for checkout with valid, government issued identification anytime the center is open for adult recreation. Gene Friend will also designate Fridays from 6-8 p.m. for wheelchair basketball games.
Gene Friend Recreation Center
Address: 270 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 554-9532