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GRASSROOTS TO THE GAMES

It’s not every four years. It’s every day. With extensive programming at the local, regional and national levels, U.S. Paralympics helps connect youth, adults, service members and veterans who have Paralympic-eligible impairments to organizations that offer adaptive sport opportunities from grassroots to the Paralympic Games. Year round, we sponsor ongoing programs along with camps, clinics and competitions to prepare athletes for their moment on the world stage. What’s your path to the podium? From Alaska to Florida, no matter where you are, there's an opportunity for you to explore your potential.

PARALYMPIC SPORT CLUBS

U.S. Paralympics supports Paralympic Sport Clubs, a network of community-based organizations that provide programming to athletes at the local level from California to the Carolinas and everywhere in between. Paralympic Sport Clubs regularly team up with U.S. Paralympics and our national partners and sponsors to provide Paralympic sport programming everywhere from able-bodied competitions to school playgrounds. By supporting Paralympic Sport Clubs with resources including coaching education and program development courses, U.S. Paralympics and its National Governing Bodies/High Performance Management Organizations have helped increase the availability of sport programming for Americans with physical and visual disabilities. Learn more about Paralympic Sport Clubs by clicking here.

GATEWAY TO GOLD

Is your dream to wear red, white and blue? Gateway to Gold is your chance to make that happen. Launched in 2013, Gateway to Gold is a nationwide talent identification and development program that introduces Americans with Paralympic-eligible impairments to Paralympic sport and leads them to the athlete pipeline for the U.S. Paralympic Team. As a cornerstone of Gateway to Gold, U.S. Paralympics and its community partners, including National Governing Bodies/High Performance Management Organizations and Paralympic Sport Clubs, are hosting introduction to sport and talent identification events throughout the country. Gateway to Gold could be your first step toward the podium. Find an event now at GatewaytoGold.org.