Our Mission and Vision - Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation, and educational programs. Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”Our Purpose - Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA has focused on one goal: To improve the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities. Disabilities include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, other neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, autism and related intellectual disabilities. These sports opportunities transform the people we serve, highlighting the potential in each of us, embodied in our motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”Our Strength - Our unique structure as a community-based chapter network allows Disabled Sports USA to reach people across the country, through a grassroots approach that supports local chapters in identifying the needs of the communities they serve.Our Impact - Each year through our nationwide network, we serve over 60,000 youth, wounded warriors and adults through a nationwide network of over 120 community-based chapters in more than 40 states nationwide. Over 50 different sports are offered, including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, kayaking, water skiing, sailing, scuba, surfing, rafting, outrigger canoeing, fishing, hiking, golf, athletics, archery, cycling, running/wheeling, rock climbing, equestrian and others.
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DISABLED SPORTS USA
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VOLUME 23 | NUMBER 3
Nearly 10 years after losing her legs
in a tragic car accident, a wish
made by her ailing father motivated
Yvonne Llanes to leave her
wheelchair behind for good.
Read Yvonne’s story and be
More than 1,000,000 patients are
empowered with prosthetic and
orthotic solutions each year at our
800+ Hanger Clinic locations
nationwide. Open your world of
possibilities. Come see us!
Call 1-877-4HANGER or visit
1-877-4HANGER | HangerClinic.com
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Photo courtesy of Brian Mouridsenas . © 2017 Fillauer LLC
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IT’S ALL DOWNHILL
FROM HERE – TIME TO
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2018-19 WINTER CALENDAR
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CONTACT ONE PART
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AHEAD TO 2022
THE 2018 ELITE TEAM
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Upcoming Adaptive Sports
Cover photo of Paralympic Gold Medalist and
Alpine Skier Andrew Kurka.
Cover photo by Reed Hoffmann
Another issue of Challenge means another season is upon us. We too have
turned a new leaf at Disabled Sports USA as Kirk Bauer has retired