Welcome, to the official site of NubAbility Athletics. My name is Sam Kuhnert and I am the founder of the NubAbility Athletics Foundation. I wasn’t born with an “extra” hand, so I only have a right one. I have found competitive athletics an area in life where I can match or beat the hard work, determination and perseverance of other two handed athletes. For me, sports has been a journey that has allowed me to be just one of the guys.
The purpose of NubAbility Athletics is to encourage, inspire, and instruct congenital and traumatic amputee kids who want to get out of the stands, off the bench and into the game. An important goal of ours is to network not only with children that want to learn to play, but also with accomplished limb different athletes across the country. We understand the power of mentorship. My freshman football coach was one to me. He had a nub just like me! We have established NubAbility Athletics All Sport Camp camps and clinics and host training clinics all across the country.
I pitched my freshman year for Greenville College. I have spent my sophomore year rehabbing from reconstructive foot surgery due to a sports injury. I am out of baseball because of that injury this spring. I am anxious to get back on the mound next fall! I plan on pursuing my pitching at the collegiate level and majoring in athletic training. I dream of expanding NubAbility Athletics and coaching college baseball. Check back often and “like” NubAbility Athletics on Facebook to keep up to date.
So, if you are a nub, upper or lower, or love and encourage one, then I hope you will find our site helpful, even if you aren’t all that into sports. My mama has a blog, which some parents might find some helpful insights. I also will try to blog as my time allows about my nub experiences. Feel free to Facebook message us anytime about your story or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also on Twitter!
We believe all kids should have the opportunity to learn life within the safety and rules of sport. Teamwork, leadership, hard work, victory, defeat, sportsmanship, trials and tests to the human spirit, achieving goals, etc. are all life lessons that are better learned through sport then later on as adults on the job.
What’s NubAbility mean anyway? Nub: small projection. What many call their limb-different limb/s. Ability: being able to. NubAbility: The ability to do more with less. to be able to do physically whatever you put your mind to even if you have to attempt it a thousand times. There is NO LIMIT to the ability of a NUB! PHP 4:13