Disabled Sports USA
Community-based Adaptive Sports for Severely Wounded, Injured and Ill Service Members and Veterans
Physical activity is a key component of a full and healthy life. Disabled Sports USA, a nationwide network of 120-plus community-based chapters operating in 42 states, provides disabled individuals independence and confidence through sports and educational programs. Participating disabled veterans are twice as likely than their non-active counterparts to be employed, and attribute their workplace success to being physically active. A grant from BWF will provide adaptive sports training and opportunities for over 60 disabled veterans, and will train and certify 100 volunteer instructors in sports-specific injury prevention. BWF is proud to enable adaptive sports opportunities that provide physical fulfillment, independence, and cohesive team experiences to disabled veterans nationwide.