I donated $50 in support of this campaign.
"Adaptive sports absolutely changed my life and shaped me into the person I am today. Looking to the future – we need to ensure that all young people with disabilities have these opportunities for growth and discovery."
Dr. Cheri Blauwet, Paralympian
Cheri Blauwet sustained a spinal cord injury in a farming accident at the age of 16 months near her home in a small Iowa town. She finally discovered sports in 8th grade. When attending Junior Nationals, she learned how to travel independently and began to be her own person. Slowly but surely, she gained confidence, strength and agility. She went to three Paralympic Games, winning seven Paralympic medals and multiple international marathons. She is now a successful businesswoman and doctor and is heavily involved in advocacy around adaptive sport.
You can help make the event on July 15-22, 2017 in Middleton, WI a success.
Your donation can help athletes, just like Cheri, gain independence and confidence and give them an opportunity to showcase their abilities through sport. Financial support will offset costs of planning and facilitating the national championship event to include athlete recognition, equipment and supplies, facility and venue space, food and beverage, officiating/classification and sport and educational clinics and special events.
Please help Adaptive Sports USA reach our goal of $5,000 from individual donors for the 2017 event.
Thank you for your support!
Additional information on Adaptive Sports USA and Junior Nationals can be found online at www.adaptivesportsusa.org.