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.
A PUBLICATION OF DISABLED SPORTS USA
VOLUME 22 | NUMBER 1
HOOKED BY FISHING Page 10 TENNIS: A SPORT FOR EVERYONE Page 20
“IMPOSSIBLE IS AN
OPINION, NOT A FACT.”
Surfing, skateboarding, hanging with
friends. Cameron Clapp epitomized
“California teen” until one night when,
in an instant, his life changed. At 15,
Cameron was struck by a train. He lost
both legs and his right arm.
Encouraged and cared for by staff at
various Hanger Clinic locations
nationwide, Cameron not only learned
to walk again, he now surfs, runs
competitively, swims and inspires others
through peer-to-peer mentoring and
motivational public speaking.
With more than 700 clinics throughout the
U.S., Hanger Clinic delivers orthotic and
prosthetic solutions to help over 1,000,000
patients annually, like Cameron, turn their
hopes and dreams into reality, break down
barriers and move their lives forward.
Open your world of possibilities.
Come see us! Call 1-877-4HANGER
or visit HangerClinic.com to find a
Hanger Clinic location near you.
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