Achieving Wheelchair Equality (AWE) was founded in 1991 to help wheelchair users and others with mobility problems overcome the unique obstacles they face with employment, community, family, and recreation. Our members are involved with volunteer efforts throughout the lowcountry to meet that goal. AWE encourages community involvement at all levels. But we are not known as an "All work and no play" type of organization. We sponsor several lowcountry athletes in sports such as wheelchair racing and weightlifting, and we sponsor the North Charleston Hurricanes, our local Wheelchair Basketball team. We added "Lowcountry Wheelchair Sports" to our name to reflect the demand and emphasis for recreational activities for those with disabilities.
Please explore our website and learn all you can about our group. When you're finished, if you feel like this is an organization you'd like to know more about, be sure to contact us. We can add you to our mailing list and we'd love to see you at our next event. Check out our event calendar for more details.