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Our 2020 Story

2020 was a year unlike any other. Looking back, a virus, quarantines, masks, and shutdowns will be what come to mind. Despite the challenges of this year, we want to reflect on some of the positive highlights our organization experienced in 2020. Amidst a pandemic, we still accomplished some amazing things. Take a look at …

Wildcat Winter Slam Recap

During November, we were excited to host our annual Wildcat Winter Slam Sled Hockey Tournament at Alice Noble Ice Arena. Although it wasn’t quite on the same scale as our typical tournament, we were happy to host the Central Illinois Thunder Adult and Junior teams as well as the Michigan Sled Dogs Adult team. With …

Gala Recap: Virtual Fundraising the New Normal in 2020

Like almost everything else in 2020, our largest fundraiser of the year, A Chance To Play Gala, went virtual. Although we couldn’t experience this signature event with everyone in person, moving online did have its benefits. Over 550 people were able to tune in to our program on October 24th and we raised over $12,000 …

Adaptive Sports Ohio recognized by President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition as NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

Adaptive Sports Ohio becomes an NYSS Champion (Wooster, OH) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Adaptive Sports Ohio as one of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion program. HHS released the NYSS in September 2019 in response to Presidential Executive Order …

New Cleveland Programs

At Adaptive Sports Ohio, we continuously strive to expand our reach and provide greater access to sports for individuals with physical disabilities.  This past year we’ve opened up a satellite office in Cleveland and launched programs for athletes in Cuyahoga County.  We will continue to serve both adults and youth with disabilities, but a unique …

2020 Casey’s Challenge Recap: ADAPT – It’s in Our Name

On the morning of August 8th, Adaptive Sports of Ohio’s Headquarters should have been abuzz with racers gathered together bright and early, getting loose before the air horn was scheduled to sound at 8:00 to begin our 2020 Casey’s Challenge 5K. The reality was that many of us were just rolling out of bed for …

Bridgestone’s Community Investment Aims to Increase Accessibility to Sport

As a champion of the Paralympic Movement and adaptive athletes everywhere, Bridgestone has signed on as Adaptive Sports Ohio’s newest and largest community investor.  Their support of ASO, along with Challenged Athletes Foundation and Amputee Blade Runners, will help strengthen their already significant commitment to the mission of the Paralympic Movement.   As a Nashville, Tennessee-based …