ABOUT ADAPTIVE SPORTS USA
Adaptive Sports USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Founded in 1956, Adaptive Sports USA is a national leader in promoting active, healthy lifestyles for youth and adults with a disability. The organization is a gateway to sanctioned regional and national competitions and provides access to global opportunities for its members through its role as the only United States member of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation.
Collaboration on the local, national, and international level is a cornerstone of the organization’s approach. Adaptive Sports has a growing nationwide chapter network providing ongoing adaptive sport programs, events, and annual competitions as well as individual members.
Focusing on archery, athletics, powerlifting, shooting, swimming and table tennis, Adaptive Sports USA provides a robust regional and national infrastructure for each sport. The organization hosts Junior Nationals annually as well as sanctions over twenty regional and national events. Adaptive Sports USA is a partner of the United States Olympic Committee, which recognizes the non-profit as a Multi-Sport Organization and works to develop national interest in sports.
Our Mission is to engage, evolve, and empower individuals with a disability to be involved in adaptive sport through education, coaching and advocacy.
Adaptive Sports USA would like to thank the local support of our chapter members.
We are thrilled to showcase the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center as the venue host.
ABOUT ABILITY 360 SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER
The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center opened in October of 2011 to provide health, fitness and recreation programs to individuals with disabilities and their families. The spectacular center is co-located with the Ability360 Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to Ability360, eleven other disability services organizations call the Ability360 Center home.
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center’s mission is to provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic, and fitness programs that promote the independence, health, and overall well-being of people with disabilities and their family members.
For more information and a video tour go to www.ability360sports.org.
ABOUT ARIZONA DISABLED SPORTS
Arizona Disabled Sports, (AzDS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a wide variety of sports and recreation programs for individuals with all types of disability. This can include, but is not to be limited to, development delay, orthopedic impairment, sensory deficit and/or neurological involvement. AzDS provides year-round sports training as well as recreational and social opportunities through the Team Mesa adaptive programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In addition, sports and recreation opportunities are provided for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through the Arizona Heat physically challenged programs.
Arizona Disabled Sports is a Gold Level Paralympic Sport Club offering kayaking, bowling, cycling, wheelchair basketball, power soccer, track, field, archery, swimming, air pistol & rifle to individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments. They host over 10 special events and clinics each year, one of the bigger events being Desert Challenge Games, which is a Grand Prix with World Para Athletics.
Since the organization’s inception in 1989, AzDS has partnered with the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities, as well as Mesa Public Schools to assist in providing quality programs, special events, adaptive sports, and recreational programs to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Arizona. AzDS strives to “Let no one sit on the sidelines!” Visit www.arizonadisabledsports.com for further information.