SportAbility of Iowa is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded January 1, 2010 that provides ongoing sports and recreation programs to help people in the local community with physical disabilities to enjoy an active lifestyle. We collaborate with community partners, University of Iowa, physical therapists, trainers, Veteran’s Administration, coaches and volunteers to sponsor local competitive sports and recreational activities.
Empowerment – participation in sport and physical activity contributes to autonomy, personal independence, and self-reliance.
Inclusion – providing the necessary individual adaptations, accommodations, and supports so everyone can benefit equally from participation in community experiences.
Diversity – a celebration of individual differences, encompassing acceptance and respect.
SportAbility of Iowa seeks to empower individuals with physical disabilities in eastern Iowa through participation in inclusive sport and recreation activities while demonstrating to the community the importance of acceptance and respect of diverse populations.
Benefits of inclusive adapted sports
The fitness and overall health improvements achieved through participating in these activities is huge. In a society where obesity has become a major health issue, the physical fitness advantages cannot be denied.
Inclusive adapted sports equip people of all ages with the tools to develop inner will, integrity, coping mechanisms, faith, confidence, and goals that will last for the rest of their life.
Through our programs participants will meet and develop relationships with people that share similar life experiences. This helps tremendously with creating healthy relationships that benefit both the participant now as well as future relationships.
By taking part in inclusive sports, participants soon begin to realize that they are far more capable than they originally thought. Challenged and able bodied athletes are brought together. This is all done through an idea that not long ago was unheard of.
Our program’ consist of year-round weekly sport practices, seasonal clinics, and annual camps.
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