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DISABLED SPORTS USA

DISABLED SPORTS USA
CROWDRISE : Feb 14, 2012
Tax ID: 94-6174016
BASED: Rockville, MD, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.disabledsportsusa.org

DISABLED SPORTS USA

Our Mission

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Mission

The mission of Disabled Sports USA is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation incommunity sports, recreation and educational programs.

About us

Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA is a charitable organization that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in sports.  What began as a program to serve Vietnam veterans has since grown into one of the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, annually serving more than 60,000 wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities.  A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Disabled Sports USA offers programs in more than 40 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network of more than 100 community-based chapters. 

Our Impact

Disabled Sports USA has been shown to provide a long-lasting, essential difference in the lives of those we serve, as sports rehabilitation has been proven to be very effective at giving people with severe disabilities the physical strength, motivation and confidence to fully join their family, friends and communities in life affirming activities.  In fact in 2009, an independent Harris survey of more than 1,000 people with disabilities found that those that had participated in Disabled Sports USA sports programs had higher levels of health and happiness than those not involved with DSUSA (http://www.dsusa.org/DSUSA-Srv09.pdf).

Our expertise in sports programming for people with severe disabilities has led to being selected as a member of the US Olympic Committee, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and a partner with the US Paralympics, who recognized DSUSA with their 2009 Amazing Salute Award.

DSUSA is also an active partner with the following national sports organizations: Professional Golfers Association (PGA), Professional Ski Instructors of America – American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI), US Ski and Snowboard Association, American Canoe Association, USA Cycling, USA Water Ski, Diving Equipment & Manufacturing Association and US Handcycling.

 

Tax ID: 94-6174016 • www.disabledsportsusa.org

Fundraisers

2017 Warfighter Sports Denali Challenge

2017 Warfighter Sports Denal…

Amount Raised:

$97,375

 

93% Raised of $105,000 Goal

2017 Team Warfighter Sports Bataan Memorial Death March

2017 Team Warfighter Sports …

Amount Raised:

$1,125

 

5% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Doug Black Charity Golf Tournament (Fore Dougie)

Doug Black Charity Golf Tour…

Amount Raised:

$2,775

 

40% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Kirk Bauer - Three Notch 100 mile bike ride

Kirk Bauer - Three Notch 100…

Amount Raised:

$1,900

 

63% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Kirk Bauer: 100 miles. 1 day. 1 leg.

Kirk Bauer: 100 miles. 1 day…

Amount Raised:

$800

 

16% Raised of $5,000 Goal

EmilyGrace running the Army Ten Miler

EmilyGrace running the Army …

Amount Raised:

$1,125

 

45% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Operation Canyon Rising

Operation Canyon Rising

Amount Raised:

$48,042

 

80% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Help me support wounded warfighters!

Help me support wounded warf…

Amount Raised:

$3,595

 

36% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Events

Kirk Bauer: 100 miles. 1 day. 1 leg.

Kirk Bauer: 100 miles. 1 day. 1 leg...

Amount:

$0

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal