Nebraska Game and Parks receives donation for new all-terrain wheelchair

By: - November 2, 2022 5:21 am

Jeff Fields, Parks Division Administrator at Nebraska Game and Parks, accepts a donation from Dave Salak, state adjutant for the Nebraska American Legion.

LINCOLN — Nebraska Game and Parks received a $16,055 donation from the Nebraska American Legion to purchase a new all-terrain wheelchair for state park visitors, including disabled veterans. 

The track wheelchair will allow visitors to hunt, fish and participate in other outdoor activities on all kinds of terrain, along with taking part in educational and recreational programming such as mentored hunts. 

“This track chair is going to give disabled veterans the kind of mobility and independence they need to go out and enjoy the outdoors,” said Dave Salak, the state adjutant for the Nebraska American Legion. “We are excited to team up with Nebraska Game and Parks in this endeavor.”

Game and Parks will continue fundraising for all-terrain track wheelchairs to be available for state park visitors. The goal is to have eight in total for use in parks across the state. 

“The generous donation from the American Legion will allow the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to purchase one track chair and kickstart momentum for this growing program,” Jeff Fields, the department’s parks administrator, said. 

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Jazari Kual
Jazari Kual

Jazari Kual interned with the Nebraska Examiner while studying journalism and broadcasting media production at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before interning at the Examiner, he interned at Flatwater Free Press. He also owns and operates a video company. Jazari is bilingual, with fluency in English and Arabic.