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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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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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Disabled Sports USA Launching Wheelchair Football League

Disabled Sports USA will launch a Wheelchair Football League in four cities with a wheelchair football athlete taking part in the NFL Draft that will be held virtually from April 23–25. The league will have teams in Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Kansas City, Missouri, and be aided by the NFL and a Bob Woodruff […]

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New Adaptive Sports Conference Launches in Denver

All In Sport Consulting, a Denver-based firm that helps organizations develop adaptive sports programs for people with physical disabilities, has announced that it will launch the inaugural Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS). The conference, which is designed to unite adaptive sports industry leaders, will be held October 5­–7, 2020, in Denver at the Crowne Plaza […]

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NHL Leaves New Sled Hockey Bench as an Event Legacy

A new on-ice prototype for sled hockey benches has been unveiled as part of a legacy effort from the Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series game to be played in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The program, a partnership between the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche, USA Hockey and Athletica Sport, is designed to accommodate sled players […]

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Adapting to New Sports Events

Sometimes in sports and in business, purposes align to set visions in an entirely new direction. Such a convergence happened in 2013 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time, Turnstone, a nonprofit organization that has provided services for people with disabilities since the 1940s, was embarking on a capital campaign to expand its complex for […]

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