Disabled Sports USA
Chapter Capacity Building TBI and PTS Awareness
Issue Area: Quality of Life
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 to be employed as are their non-active counterparts, and also attribute their workplace success to being physically active. BWF’s investment will provide adaptive sports training and opportunities for over 500 disabled veterans in 15 states; train and certify 100 volunteer instructors in sports-specific injury prevention; and provide 300 helmets for veterans participating in sports such as rock climbing, skiing, biking, and hockey, to ensure their safety. BWF is proud to enable adaptive sports opportunities that provide physical fulfillment, independence, and cohesive team experiences to disabled veterans nationwide.