This April I will be running a marathon to support DASA. The Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) is a nonprofit organization specializing in therapeutic sports and fitness opportunities. I have only volunteered with them a handful of times in the past, but each time I interact with the athletes, I leave inspired.
The athletes of DASA are encouraged to seek their highest level of independence and become involved to the fullest extent with their non-disabled peers and their community as a whole. DASA programs introduce both children and adults to sports and fitness activities that promote physical fitness, self-confidence, family values, and a positive, team-building environment designed to encourage personal growth throughout all aspects of life.
I can't begin to understand the struggles they face on a regular basis, but I can certainly relate to the joy they feel when participating in a variety of sports, and I want to do what I can to help them continue having those opportunities. Please consider helping me reach this goal by sponsoring my run for DASA!