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.
Handicaps and sickness imply a number of limitations: restricted performance, a sense of impossibility, and often as a consequence of these limitations, social exclusion. As a result, many chances, possibilities, and perspectives appear to be inaccessible.
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.
Originally from South Africa, Anthony Netto is an international ambassador for challenged golf and has been a USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional since 1999. 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.
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.