An organization in Colorado is helping athletes of all abilities have the opportunity to play some ball!
The Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation is an organization focused on helping people who have spinal cord injuries, spina-bifida, amputations, and more play in adaptive team sports.
It helps manage, promote, and raise funds for various programs including wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, wheelchair lacrosse, power soccer, and wheelchair curling. It represents over 200 junior and adult athletes within these programs.
The organization says participating in any of the team sports is a great way to teach valuable life skills. It says its mission is to, “bolster independence, improve self-confidence, elevate social interaction, and enhance [the] quality of life” for all those who take part.
If this sounds like a fun time for you or one of your family members, you can find out more, including which sport may be your best fit, by visiting the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation’s website.