If you have a disability that limits your involvement in sports, you do not have to feel that way anymore! You can participate in sports such as Power Soccer, Skiing, Snowboarding, Cycling, Golf, Tennis and much more! Try it out and have some fun! You may also want to consider volunteering for one of these organizations if your disability does not limit your involvement in sports. It can be a great way to get involved in the disability community!
Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. It is played on a regulation size basketball court and is a great way for you to learn strategy and be a part of a team. To learn more about their program, checkout their website: www.powersoccerusa.org
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) – If you are in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and are interested in accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities. Look into their programs at www.borp.org
The City of Sacramento–Access Leisure offers a variety of adapted sports programs such as Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Softball, Power Soccer, Access Aquatics and even a cheerleading team. For more information, visit www.accessleisuresac.org
Disabled Sports USA can help you become involved with many different sports in your area. Becoming involved will give you confidence, independence and help you live a healthier life. To find a chapter near you, go to www.dsusa.org
The Special Olympics provides opportunities for those with developmental disabilities to feel empowered and included by being involved in sports. You can compete in over 30 different sports! Have fun and build your self-esteem by becoming a Special Olympian! To find a training program near you, go to www.SpecialOlympics.org
ETC can help you access the wilderness and the excitement of a shared adventure. Whether it is skiing, kayaking or white water rafting, this organization will provide you with life changing experiences. Start your adventure by contacting them at www.etctrips.org
Are you interested in being a part of the blind and low vision Olympics? The Society for the Blind can help. They are also a sponsor of a summer retreat for transitioning youth who are just like you. Learn more about these opportunities at www.societyfortheblind.org