Don’t focus on your limitations. Focus on your possibilities. It’s not just about elite performance; it’s about using sports to inspire individuals. Because once a person with a disability believes he or she can cycle, swim, or run, it’s a small step to believing they can do everyday things as well – the things they may have once seen as impossible.
Research proves that daily physical activity raises self-esteem, helps develop peer relationships, increases achievement, enhances overall health, and improves quality of life.
Paralympic Sport Club
Paralympic Sport Club offers individuals opportunities to try new adapted sports through our Athletes in Motion program. This program introduces participants to basketball, volleyball, track, soccer, tennis, swimming and more.
Athletes in Motion meet from 1-3pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at Willamalane Sports Center.
There is a yearly $15 Paralympic Sport Club member fee. Contact Kellie Nemke for information 541-682-6365.
We know the adjustment from active service member to disabled Veteran can be a difficult one. We also know that participating in adaptive sports makes you healthy, happy and physically fit.
We want you to know that no matter your disability, age or skill level, an adaptive sports opportunity exists for you. Besides the fun, new friendships and exercise, why should you consider adaptive sports? Studies show that adaptive sports provide the following clear benefits for disabled Veterans:
reduced dependency on pain and depression medication
fewer secondary medical conditions (i.e., diabetes, hypertension)