Disabled Sports USA Far West leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 40 years of experience, trained staff and volunteers guide guests in discovering life without limits.
A brief history: In 1967 Jim Winthers brought together a group of Vietnam Veterans to support each other as they learned to cope with their disabilities. These Veterans taught themselves and others how to ski. Winthers, a World War II Veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and Director of the Soda Springs Ski School, launched the organization, Disabled Sports USA.
Disabled Sports has continued its rehabilitation orientation and remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which disabled individuals gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence. They help turn tragedy into triumph by instilling in participants the knowledge that it’s not their disabilities, but their abilities that count.
Guests will take part in putting together pieces of adaptive sports equipment that will be donated to the local Chapter of Disabled Sports. The specific pieces of equipment will be determined by the volunteer staff based both their current and future needs for the athletes the currently serve. A large portion of the athletes that take advantage of the programs offered by Disabled Sports at Wounded Warriors coming home for Iraq and Afghanistan