Category Archives: Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports include many different types of games for those who use a wheelchair for mobility. Team sports include softball, basketball, quad rugby, and power soccer. Veteran games and competition for veterans are very popular throughout the country. Serious athletes compete in Paralympic Games.

STRIDE Adaptive Sports – Helping People to Get Back on the Slopes

Adaptive sports enthusiast Steve Ferro is ready for the slopes.

For over 30 years the wonderful people at STRIDE Adaptive Sports have helped teach and mentor athletes in 20 different sports. Their mission is to empower individuals to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles. The non-profit organization specializes in everything ranging from Dance to Archery and Target Shooting. With winter upon them at their headquarters in Upstate New York, STRIDE will be focusing on their winter adaptive activities such as skiing, snowboarding and sled hockey. Read more

19 Year-Old Paralympic Athlete Mary Kate Callahan Competing in Chicago Triathlon

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Mary Kate recently posted the fastest time ever for a female Para 1 (wheelchair athlete) in a half Ironman event .

“Never, Never, Never Give Up!”

Never give up. That’s the message Mary Kate Callahan continues to preach. The inspiring 19 year old, T8-T10 paraplegic is on a quest and has made training for and competing in Triathlon and Ironman events her life’s passion.

A La Grange, IL native, Mary Kate has been paralyzed since being an infant due to a virus that settled in her spinal cord (known as transverse myelitis). Today, she is a University of Arizona psychology student competing at the highest levels of athletic endurance and doing what she loves: racing! She represented the United States as the youngest member of Team USA at the 2012 & 2014 World Triathlon Championships. Her recent sporting travels have taken her to Mexico (winning a Silver Medal) and to London, where she won a Gold Medal at the London ITU World Triathlon. Read more