Turning POINT

The National Chapter is the hub of Turning POINT activity, planning and hosting events and programs throughout the DFW Metroplex while providing support and guidance to the “satellite” chapters across Texas and the United States. Our first chapter, Gulf Coast, was started in 1993 and continues under the guidance of David Gaston in Galveston. Since then we have developed chapters in East Texas (Piney Woods) and North Carolina (Carolina). Due to unique interests in different locales, listed below are our Chapter locations and their specialties but not limited to:

Texas:
Gulf Coast (Galveston):  Hand Cycling, Fishing, Ocean Kayaking, Sailing, Shooting Sports
North Texas:  Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hand Cycling, Hunting, Kayaking, Shooting Sports
Piney Woods (Tyler): Archery, Hunting, Shooting Sports
 

North Carolina:
Carolina (Mooresville):  Fishing, Hunting, Shooting Sports, Waterskiing, Wheelchair Basketball

 

National Events:
31th Annual National Bass Tournament, Caddo Lake -April 30, 2016
26th Annual Extravaganza, Bachman Recreation Center - June 4, 3016

National Chapter

Shorty Powers - Founder, President & National Director - National Chapter

Shorty Powers

Founder, President & National Director

403 Pacific Ave.
Terrell, Texas 75160
Phone: 972-524-4231

Michael "Shorty" Powers conceived and developed Turning POINT back in 1979 with the belief that there is great healing power in nature and physical activity.  Today, his empowering vision has transformed Turning POINT into a multi-chapter, nationwide, nonprofit organization that is continuing to fulfill its mission of developing self-esteem and confidence in the physically challenged population through participation in adapted outdoor adventures.  As such, Turning POINT provides programs and activities exclusively for those physically-challenged due to spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, polio, amputees and other conditions resulting in decreased mobility.

The National Chapter is the hub of Turning POINT activity, planning and hosting events and programs throughout the DFW Metroplex while providing support and guidance to the “satellite” chapters throughout the United States. Though, each chapter may have a few different activities from the National Chapter. Our first chapter, Gulf Coast, was started and continues under the guidance of David Gaston in Galveston. Since then we have developed chapters in East Texas (Piney Woods), North Carolina (Carolina).

"Our mission is to develop self-esteem and confidence in the physically challenged population through participation in adapted outdoor activities"