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Move United Adaptive Ski Event Goes Virtual

Move United, the nation’s largest adaptive sports organization, will host its 33rd annual The Hartford Ski Spectacular as a virtual event through December 3. The three-day event will include more than 1,000 participants who will attend 37 virtual sessions designed to strengthen and expand adaptive snow sports programs. The event is normally held at Beaver […]

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The Move United USA Junior Nationals attract more than 300 athletes and their families in a range of competitions. Photo: Reed Hoffmann/Move United

Study: Adapted Sports Generate Up to $134 Million in Annual Impact

A new study reveals that the annual economic impact of adapted and para sport-related tourism events ranges from $80.5 million to $134.2 million. The study, commissioned by All In Sport Consulting in partnership with Stitch Marketing Research and Huddle Up Group collected expenditure and budget data from a sampling of U.S.-based adapted sport organizations and […]

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World Games 2022 Partners with Lakeshore Foundation for Inclusion

The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced a partnership with the Lakeshore Foundation that will focus on making the event more inclusive of adapted sports, athletes, fans and experiences for people with a disability. Together with the local organizing committee, Lakeshore will develop and “A Journey to One World, One Games,” an initiative […]

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USA Wheelchair Football League Signs Helmet Partner

The new USA Wheelchair Football League has announced Xenith helmets as a partner, with the company providing its X2D+ helmet to teams in the four cities that will make up the league. “We needed a helmet as rugged and resilient as our athletes, and we found that with Xenith,” said Glenn Merry, executive director of […]

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Molly Quinn Named CEO of U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

The United States Association of Blind Athletes has named Molly Quinn as the organization’s chief executive officer, a newly created position. Quinn brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, sports marketing and philanthropy to the association based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She will begin her position on August 3. Quinn will work with […]

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Inaugural Adaptive Sports Conference Moves to Virtual Event

An inaugural conference for leaders in adaptive sports has rescheduled as a virtual event in October. All In Sport Consulting, presenter of the Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS), announced that program initially intended as a live event in Denver will instead be a one-day virtual event that will be free to attend. The event, initially […]

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New Venues to Watch in 2020

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from […]

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Glenn Merry: A New Voice for Adaptive Sports

   For decades, two organizations had their hands in the majority of adaptive sports opportunities in the United States: Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA. In May, those groups announced a merger to become a new organization called Move United, a major development in the adaptive sports space the beginning of what could […]

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are […]

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Merger of Two Disabled Sports Groups Results in Move United

The two largest organizations in the United States overseeing community-based adaptive sports have announced a merger to a new organization called Move United. Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA announced the formation of the new entity whose goal will be to lead the movement to fully include people with disabilities in American society, using […]

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