National Ability Center
Virtual Recreation and Community Building for Veterans and their Families
The National Ability Center (NAC) empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime skills through sport, recreation, and social & educational programming. NAC’s vision is to inspire individual achievement, community inclusion, and global impact for persons of all abilities, including active duty service members, veterans and their families. The NAC is using virtual programming and social networking to combat feelings of isolation caused by COVID-19, and to provide a connection for our military participants, while guiding them in ways to remain active and healthy. This NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community (HLCC) grant will ensure that at least 200 veterans, service members, and their families have access to adaptive equipment so they can continue to engage in recreational sports, and will enable NAC to implement virtual programming to keep its community strong and connected until everyone can get back outdoors together.