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Disabled Sports USA Far West

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Causes: Camps, Health, Health Care, Sports, Sports Associations & Training Facilities, Winter Sports

Mission: Disabled Sports USA Far West is a leading national nonprofit, which provides sports rehabilitation and theraputic recreation programs as a vehicle in the development of a positive self-image and an achieving attitude for people with disabilities. Our clients will tell you with pride, "If I can do this, I can do anything!"SM

Target demographics: people with disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 people with disabilities and their families.

Geographic areas served: Northern California/Western Nevada

Programs: Disabled Sports provides meaningful opportunities for people with disabilities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally through our therapeutic recreation and sports rehabilitation programs. Our programs include: Adaptive snow sports, waterskiing, various paddle sports and Four-wheel drive backcountry adventures.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Nancy138

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most wonderful organization! My son learned to snowboard here, and as a kid with learning disabilities he would NEVER have been able to make it in a typical group class. He grew confident in his skills and loved the time he spent with his counselor / teacher, and as a parent I felt completely secure that he would be safe and in great hands. He has since gone on to winter weekend trips with his dad, who is a lovely skier - and my son can keep up with anything they try. The solid foundation in skills and confidence will be a life-long treasure. Love you, Disabled Sports USA Far West!

2 LStrawn

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love this organization! Making sports accessible to everyone is a crucial part of creating true community where everyone has a place and everyone belongs. As parents of a child with disabilities, Disabled Sports presents us with opportunities to see our kid out there, trying new things and gaining confidence. Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kind patient joyful staff/volunteers who help others gain life skills like confidence and self-esteem that endure well past the day in the snow.