I have been actively involved with Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) for over 3 years. GLASA strives to change lives by developing competive sports activities for individuals with physical disabilities. GLASA provides the coaching, equipment and competitive opportunties for youth and adults.
Running has been part of my life since an impromptu decision by my wife and I to take our four young children to watch the Chicago Marathon in 1992. As we watched the runners stream by from our position at mile 2, we were overwhelmed by how happy the runners were despite the challenge before them of completing the 26.2 mile course. At that moment, I looked at the white line at the edge of the road separating spectator from particpant, and felt drawn by the joy of the runners to cross that line.
I have been a marathon particpant ever since.
Eleven years ago, grandaughter Addison entered our life with Spina Bifida. The communty of GLASA introduced Addie to atheltics which has allowed her to inspire herself and many others. Running for GLASA fills these miles with joy and purpose.
Thank you for supporting the mission of GLASA to " Let No One Sit on the Sidelines."