UCAN Events

Upstate Community Abilities Network (UCAN)
“Providing people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.”

Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital offers numerous UCAN events throughout the year. Events are open to anyone with a physical disability, however registration is required. Unless otherwise noted below, please contact Kristen Caldwell at kcaldwell5@ghs.org or (864) 455-3262 for additional event information or to register to participate. Most events are free, but registration is required.

Events can also be found at: facebook.com/RogerCPeace.

Additional dates will be added throughout the year as plans are finalized.

Check out the footage from past UCAN events…

2020 UCAN Events Schedule

Download the latest UCAN events schedule! These events are open to anyone with a physical disability.

2020 UCAN Events

Adaptive Alpine Skiing
Cost: $80.00

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
Sat., Jan. 11 • Wed., Jan. 12 • Sat., Mar. 7
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Adaptive Cycling

Swamp Rabbit Trail, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Trailhead
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month • 6-7:30 p.m.

March 26, April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 13 & 27,
Sept. 10 & 24

End of Season Ride and Party
October 1 • Time TBD

Adaptive Fencing

Knights of Siena Fencing Academy
Wed., May 20 • Wed., November 18
6-7:30 p.m.

Adaptive Golf Clinic

Haas Family Golf
Wed., March 11 • Wed., April 29 • Wed., Sept. 2
9-11 a.m.

Carolina Springs Golf Course
Mon., May 11
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Furman Golf Club
Wed., Oct. 7
9-11 a.m.

Carolina Springs at Botany Woods
Wed., Nov. 4
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Adaptive Golf Tournament

Triumph on the Greens • The Furman Golf Club
Thurs., Oct. 8 • 9 a.m.

Our annual golf event is a two-day experience. An instructional clinic is held on the first day in order to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to practice their golf game or learn for the first time. Clinic participants are taught to use adaptive golfing equipment and techniques in order to improve their success.  This clinic is provided at no cost to the community.

The event continues on the second day with an all day golf tournament. Individuals and local businesses are encouraged to participate. Each participating team consists of three able bodied golfers and one golfer with a disability. The tournament is captain’s choice and is concluded with great food and prizes. The tournament is also a fund raising event, with proceeds benefiting Aaron’s Fund and other Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital community outreach programs.

Please register at ghs.org/triumph or by contacting Danielle Fitzmorris at Danielle.Fitzmorris@prismahealth.org or 864-455-7711.

Adaptive Pickleball

Wed, January 8
9-11 a.m.
More dates TBD

Adaptive Water Skiing

Lake Bowen, Inman
July 18 and August 15
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adaptive Yoga


Sled Hockey


Wheelchair Basketball Team (Youth Only)

St. Matthew United Methodist Church

Practice every Thursday from 5 – 6:30 p.m. (September–April)

Travel to 4-5 tournaments each year

Wheelchair Curling

Sat, January 4

More dates TBD

Wheelchair Tennis

KROC Tennis Center
Sat, April 25th  10am-12pm
Sat, October 17th   1-3pm

How to Help

It is truly rewarding to have the opportunity to contribute and give back to those in our community. Any support for the continuation of these worthwhile community projects is welcomed and appreciated. There are many ways to participate in these events including sponsorships, donations, and prizes.

For more information about how you or your business can become involved, contact Danielle Fitzmorris, Supervisor of Recreational Therapy, at (864) 455-7711 or dfitzmorris@ghs.org.

Or, if you wish to make a donation to UCAN events, there are three ways to give:

Donate Now

  • Visit ghsgiving.org/ucangive
  • Complete the Gift Information, Billing Information, and Payment Information
  • Click Process

Text to Give to UCAN

  • Text UCAN to 41444
  • Click the link in the text you receive
  • Enter your donation amount and information, then hit submit

Text to Give to the Rollin’ Tigers Wheelchair Basketball Team

  • Text RollinTigers to 41444
  • Click the link in the text you receive
  • Enter your donation amount and information, then hit submit