March 2, 2020
Dear Paralympic Sport Clubs,
On behalf of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, I want to thank you for
the numerous contributions you have made to support sport opportunities for youth and
adults with disabilities.
At this time, we have significant changes to share with you in regard to the USOPC's
Paralympic Sport Club (PSC) program.
Over the past number of years, the Paralympic Sport Club program has seen steadily
declining levels of participation and reporting. At the present time, we will not be renewing
contracts for the Paralympic Sport Club program in 2020.
This difficult decision comes as we continue to enhance our compliance requirements for
association and/or membership with the USOPC, and as we assess how to best allocate
our finite resources. This programmatic change will allow the USOPC to more narrowly
focus on the mission of empowering Team USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive
excellence and well-being.
While we will no longer be recognizing programs and institutions with the PSC name and
logo, we hope to continue the rich relationships we have cultivated with so many of our
valuable partners. Moving forward, we encourage you to engage directly with the relevant
National Governing Bodies for the sports that you offer and take advantage of their robust
club infrastructures. Please reach out if we can help facilitate these introductions.
We ask that you put a plan in place to phase out all use of the marks with the Paralympic
Sport Club name and logo, with no new materials being created and all marks removed as
soon as possible, and no later than May 1, 2020.
Please reach out to us with any questions.