Welcome to the Never Say Never Foundation
The Never Say Never Foundation was founded by Nick Stilwell and Regas Woods in 2010, after meeting at Nick’s first prosthetic fitting. Regas became an amputee at 2 years old and Nick was 25 when he lost his legs. They bonded over a desire to help other amputees live life to the fullest. They had a vision to help children and young adults with challenges in their lives to overcome adversity with a positive attitude and to understand that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it.
“You are the only person who can ever limit you”
– Never Say Never!
Our vision is to help children and young adults with challenges in their lives to overcome adversity with a positive attitude and to understand that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it. You are the only person who can limit you- never say never!
The mission of The Never Say Never Foundation is to sponsor disabled athletes in a multitude of sports, including extreme sports and to seek funding to allow youth and young adults with disabilities to attend camps, sporting events and to get the prosthetics or other tools they need to thrive. In the past six years, Nick and Regas have built Never Say Never into a respected foundation that helps kids and athletes strive to reach their full potential and put on one of the most sought after, fully funded, adaptive sporting camps in the United States.
Every October, Never Say Never hosts an adaptive sailing camp (Pirate Camp) in Clearwater, Florida. Families are invited to bring all members of their family for a weekend of fun in the sun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This camp gives limb-different children an opportunity to try activities they may have never imagined that they can do and gives their parents and siblings an opportunity to see them and others like them succeed, all while working and playing together. This camp is put on at no cost to the families, all funds are raised by Never Say Never throughout the year.
- Pirate camp has grown from hosting 14 families in it’s first year, to 40 families attending the 5th camp in 2016.
- The Never Say Never Foundation has given away more than 60 running blades since it’s inception in 2010.
- We’re not just about running blades, we have also provided our athletes with specialty feet, knees and wheelchairs over the past six years.
- Pirate Camp is fully funded by Never Say Never’s Fundraising Team, therefore all families attend at no cost.
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