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.
WE FOCUS ON ABILITY
Sportability addresses the barriers that prevent people with physical disabilities from participating in sports and recreation by providing
- Organized Programs
- Trained Leadership
- Adaptive Equipment
SportAbility of Iowa also works to change societal attitudes and stereotypes by educating others through our involvement in community events and speaking engagements. If you are a member of an organization or group that is looking for speakers, contact us.