Stand Up and Play Foundation

With Your Assistance, We Can Get Everyone Standing and Playing

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About the Foundation

Stand Up and Play Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 100% volunteer-based organization. The Stand Up and Play Foundation is composed of individuals who donate their time and efforts to make active standing therapy a reality for everyone with mobility challenges.

Golf as a therapy addresses the development of necessary coordination and the repetition of precise sequences of movements. Further, the mental challenges posed by the game stimulate one’s ability to focus and concentrate. Playing golf successfully raises a person’s self-esteem and vitality. Finally, golf is social and fun.

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Our Mission

The mission of the stand up and play foundation is to provide wheelchair users and others with impaired mobility the opportunity to stand up and engage in recreational and everyday activities through access to paramobiles, clinics, and recreational programs. Our organization introduces the paramobile and other adaptive equipment to wheelchair users through clinics and demonstrations where we reinforce the mental and physical therapeutic benefits of standing. Our goal is to make paramobiles available to as many support organizations, rehab centers, golf courses, veterans groups and individuals as possible.

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Heroes Golf Therapy

The Stand Up and Play Foundation has a long history of supporting Veterans and Emergency Responders. In addition to providing wheelchair users and others with impaired mobility the opportunity to stand up and engage in recreational and everyday activities, the Stand Up and Play Foundation knows that many of our Veterans and Emergency Responders are also combating the issues related to post-traumatic stress, substance abuse (often related to PTSD), or chronic pain from their injuries.

In 2021, Rich O’Brien and Josh Swindle of the Lowcountry Chapter of the Stand Up and Play Foundation developed a groundbreaking Golf Therapy program designed to help Veterans and Emergency Responders who have suffered injuries, illnesses, or challenges whether they occurred in the line of duty or after serving and protecting. Over the past 18 months, the HERO program has grown into one of the largest adaptive golf programs in the country.

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The Stand Up and Play Foundation is composed of individuals who donate their time and efforts to make active standing therapy a reality for everyone who uses a wheelchair.

Accomplishing our mission requires traveling to potential sites, training volunteers, and purchasing supplies and equipment such as Paramobile units, standing frames, adaptive sports equipment, and much more. Your financial support will help us form an adaptive sports chapter in your community or in an underserved community. We need your help to expand our current programs and to form new ones.

  1. Your company name and logo on a Paramobile housed at a location hosting a Stand Up and Play Chapter. 
  2. Your company logo and link displayed on our web-site
  3. Your company logo on our printed literature

Your generous donations allow us to continue our goal of getting all wheelchair users access to a Paramobile. The benefits to these individuals are countless, and your sponsorship is priceless. Please contact us to discuss the different levels of giving that might be right for you.

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Stand Up and Play Events

2024

PGA Show 2024

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2017

Invictus Games Toronto

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2018

Healing Heroes Golf Week

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About Anthony Netto

Anthony first sustained a life-altering injury while serving for the SA Defense Force and then again in 1994, when he was hit by a drunk driver, which caused further paralysis. On top of these injuries, he was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2000. Motivated by his own challenges, Anthony co-invented the all-terrain standing sports wheelchair, the Paragolfer (by Ottobock), and founded the Stand Up and Play Foundation to make Paragolfers available to individuals with impaired mobility across the world.

As the founder of the Stand Up and Play Foundation and KidSwing International, Anthony has a 28 years track record within the adaptive sports community. Anthony’s dedication to an active lifestyle and his belief that anybody can lead a healthy life despite physical limitations has been proven time and time again. Anthony travels throughout the country working with different organizations, community centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and golf courses to promote active standing therapy programs. Anthony lives in California, Florida, Nebraska, Washington, D.C., or anywhere the foundation needs him at any given time.

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