• Modified competitive and recreational sports
• Physical activity for all ages and abilities
Adapted sports are recreational or competitive sports for individuals with disabilities. Modifications in equipment, rules, and activity space provide players the ability to enjoy sports of all kinds, in all seasons. From downhill skiing in Ohio to rock climbing in Missouri, and many sports and destinations in between, modified sports competitions are big events.
A portion of the 2017 Endeavor Games Series was held in Fort Wayne, IN. This event featured seven sports, including air rifle shooting, bocci, goalball, swimming, and track and field, with classifications for swimming and track and field.
Adapted sports programs and venues can be found across the Midwest, here are just a few:
Dare2Tri, Chicago, IL
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA),
Lake Forest, IL
Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults, Inc.,
Fort Wayne, IN
Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities, South Bend, IN
Adaptive Sports Iowa, Ames, IA
Wheelchair Sports, Inc., Wichita, KS
Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Assocation, Ada, MI
Michigan Adaptive Sports, West Bloomfield, MI
Courage Kenny Sports and Recreations, Minneapolis, MN
Midwest Adaptive Sports, Dearborn, MO
Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA), St. Charles, MO
Three Trackers of Ohio, Middleburg Heights, OH
The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition, Powell, OH
Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, Wooster, OH
Southeastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program, Cedarberg, WI
For more resources and guidelines for adapted sports, visit the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) at mwmeet.com/ActivelyAdapted.