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adapative-sportsDisabled Sports USA offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities that look to participate in sports. They want to inspire independence, fitness and confidence on a national level. They work with a number of high profile organizations to develop recreation, community sports and educational programs for the disabled.

Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA stands alongside the young and adults with disabilities. The organization’s goal is putting them in the middle of the game. They work with amputees, the visually impaired, neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, autism and more. They feel the physical activity — that many believe has been taken away from them — is critical. It transforms people, reminding them of their potential as human beings and gives them reason to seek a better quality of life. On top of that, Disabled Sports USA proudly promotes the idea of physical fun for everyone.

Disabled Sports USA uses a series of community based chapters. This way each local chapter can identify and tailor itself to the unique needs of the communities they serve. It is a grassroots path that allows the organization to reach all types of people throughout the United States. They are happy with the results as they have managed to change the lives of over 60,000 people in over 100 communities in 37 states utilizing over 40 different sports.

With its programs, Disabled Sports USA has been able to get the enthusiastic on snowboards, on mountains for rock climbing and on horses. There’s alpine and Nordic skiing, water skiing, kayaking, golf, archery, sailing, scuba diving, outrigger canoeing and more athletics that cover the gauntlet of physical activity.

As a non-profit organization, Disabled Sports USA is fortunate to have the support of not only its communities but of highly regarded corporate entities looking to make the world a better place for everyone that wants to have fun! Among their many sponsors, they are fortunate to include AIG, WellPoint Foundation, The Hartford Foundation, The Chart Group, IBM, The Standard, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and many, many more.