Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports, Inc. (BARS)
Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Spots (BARS) provides year round adapted sports programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities and their families. All adapted equipment is provided while participating in programs to maximize success and independence. Programs take place in various locations throughout the state of Maryland.. BARS also operates the adapted skiing program out of Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.
The Bennett Blazers Physically Challenged Sports Program has been providing opportunities for physically challenged children and young adults ages 2-21 to partcipate in sports. We are a full time program providing weekly classes and practices in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair football, handcycling, swimming, road racing, sled hockey, track and field, triathlon training and more. We have three wheelchair basketball programs, a ten foot "Varsity" team, 10 foot JV team and prep team. We are memebrs of the Eastern Junior Conference in wheelchair basketball and the Mid Atlantic Junior Sled Hockey League in Sled Hockey. We offer three semesters
Bennett Institute Physically Challenged Sports Prog. of Kennedy Krieger
Our philosophy is to teach physically challenged athletes and their families "that they can before they are told they cannot..." Starting as early as possible, our youngest participants was 20 months old, we expose them to the widest array of sports opportunities possible and offer a continuum of development that extends all the way to the Paralympic level. Many of our athletes have gone to be successful at world and Paralympic level competitions. 5 Bennett Blazer alumni were members of the 2012 Paralympic team and we expect that number to grow in 2016 as several new athletes move into the Paralympic venue.
Catch A Lift
Catch A Lift is a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the healing of wounded veterans through physical fitness. CAL provides funded gym memberships to retired veterans who have been wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The vet may choose any gym anywhere in the U.S. - we want going to the gym to be as convenient for them as possible. Should a vet be unable to get to a gym or would prefer to work out at home, CAL will deliver in home gym equipment right to their door.
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and developmentally disabled individuals.
Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sport USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. Warfighter Sports, a program of Disabled Sports USA, offers sports rehabilitation for wounded warriors with permanent physical disabilities in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. in partnership with a nationwide network of over 120 community-based chapters. Warfighter Sports rebuilds lives through sports by improving self-confidence, promoting independence and uniting families through shared healthy activities.
The Maryland Ravens are a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). As a registered team, we are provided insurance as well as the opportunity to participate in numerous tournaments across the country.
Maryland Ravens Wheelchair Basketball
Registered wheelchair basketball team with the NWBA.
Salute Military Golf Association
The SMGA's mission is to provide rehabilitative golf experiences and family inclusive golf opportunities for post 9/11 wounded war veterans in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes. Eligible veterans include those wounded or injured in post 9/11 military operations, including those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
St. Marys County Department of Recreation and Parks
The Department of Recreation and Parks is a strong advocate for people of all ability levels. The Department promotes and protects the rights and choices of individuals of all abilities. The Department believes that every individual, regardless of ability level, is deserving of satisfying recreational and leisure activities. With the combination of competent, qualified, professional staff and innovative programs, Recreation and Parks fosters independence and fulfillment by allowing for self-determination and personal choice.
Team River Runner Ft. Meade
Team River Runner Walter Reed (WRNMMC)
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
It is the mission of The University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute's Adapted Sports Program maximizes participation for individuals with disabilities in adapted recreational and competitive sports, in order to promote independence, self-confidence, health and overall well-being through structured, individual and team sports. Our program currently is home to the Maryland Mayhem, Quad Rugby Team, a wheelchair basketball clinic, golf clinic and tournament, and an annual Adapted Sports Festival that introduces participants to sports such as rugby, basketball, golf, scuba, fencing, tennis, boccia, cycling, wheelchair slalom, and more. We also serve as a resource for individuals searching for sports programs in conjunction with our community partners in the area of adapted sports
The mission of VETSports is to help wounded warriors overcome their injuries through adaptive sports and rehabilitation programs. Our organization encourages all veterans with disabilities to participate in physical activity and engage with their community as a member of local sports team. We know the benefits of adaptive sports and how participating in team activities can lead to not only a faster recovery, but also a sense of purpose and fulfillment to our lives.