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Move United Junior Nationals to Host Hundreds of Adaptive Youth Athletes in Denver

The Move United Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford will open July 17 in Denver as the event, in its 37th year, is the largest and longest-standing national sport championship event for young athletes with a physical disability, visual and/or intellectual impairment through the age of 22. With more than 300 athletes with disabilities and […]

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USA Wheelchair Football League Expands to Nine Cities

The USA Wheelchair Football League will more than double its reach for the 2021 season, expanding from four to nine cities. The league, organized by the Move United adaptive sports organization, will add teams in Birmingham, Alabama; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland; Tampa, Florida; and New Orleans. The league was founded in 2019 with teams in […]

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The Hartford Donates $2 Million to Move United

The Hartford has donated $2 million over the next two years to Move United, the nation’s largest community-based adaptive sports organization, with the money to be used to launch The Hartford’s Competition Series and a new digital fitness platform. “We believe people are capable of achieving amazing things with the right encouragement and support and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Citi Partners with Disabled Sports USA

Disabled Sports USA has announced a national partnership with Citi through 2020 to help bring adaptive sports opportunities to people with disabilities in communities nationwide. Under terms of the deal, Citi will provide funding to local DSUSA chapters and the bank’s U.S. employees will volunteer to support community-based adaptive sports programs in 14 communities in Arizona, […]

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