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2015 National Adaptive Sports Conference and National Delegates Assembly
St. Charles, MO - November 12-15, 2015

The 2015 National Adaptive Sports Conference will be held in St. Charles, MO.  The event will kick off late Thursday afternoon, November 12th at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa, 10 miles west of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The national training, education and networking opportunity is open to all professionals and students involved in adaptive sports. The event will conclude early Sunday afternoon with the National Delegate Assembly to elect officers to the WASUSA Board of Directors.

For more information, visit the event page at: http://www.wasusa.org/2015-nasc-nda

2015 WASUSA "Welcome Back Alumni" Celebration

Due to a generous donation, all alumni who pre-register for the event will receive complimentary entrance at the door. The cost for the event at the door will be $30. The event will include appetizers; cash bar; slide show and presentations; and shared stories. Come join your friends, former competitors and new acquaintances in reliving the "good old days"! To pre-register for the event, go to:


Password: welcomeback2015

In addition, WASUSA will be hosting roundtable discussions and open forums on Saturday, June 13th at the Embassy Suites to explore ways to include master athletes, alumni and interested friends. Please share this information with all of your friends, old competitors and supporters.

To reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Chicago-North Shore, call (847) 945-4500 and be sure to reference the GLASA Regional Games/Adult National Open.

2015 National Junior Disability ChampionshipsTM - July 18-24, 2015

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Specialized Hospital and the NJDC2015NJ organizing committee is pleased to announce the following about the 2015 National Junior Disability ChampionshipsTM.

Registration is now open! Forms are posted on the NJDC website: www.NJDC2015NJ.com

Location: Most competitions will be in various parks of the Union County NJ Parks System

  • Archery – Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ
  • Swimming  Ulrich Pool – Rahway River Park, Rahway, NJ (LC, 50 meter, 8 lane outdoor pool) and Cranford Community Pool, Township of Cranford, NJ (SC 25 yard, 6 laneindoor pool)
  • Track and Field – Warinanco Park, Roselle, NJ (ball fields & track)
  • Powerlifting – Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ (Crystal Ballroom)

Host Hotel: Renaissance Hotel Woodbridge, 515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830.

GPS address: 401 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ 08830. 

The hotel is approximately 11 miles or about 15-20 minutes from each of the venues, and is large enough to provide the opportunity for all competitors to be housed in one location. The games rate will be $129 per night (plus taxes) for a room with either two queen beds or a king bed with a pull out sofa that is a queen size bed. Moreinformation on the hotel, specifically available dates, reservation and breakfast is available on thegames website: www.NJDC2015NJ.com in the detailed hotel information.

Games Schedule:  The most recent games schedule is now posted on the Games website:  www.NJDC2015NJ.com. Please read all comments on the schedule so you are aware of all the planned competition contingencies which could impact your travel plans.

WASUSA Hires New Executive Director

Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan B. Rossi of Littleton, CO as the new interim Executive Director of WASUSA. Many of you know Susan from her work at US Paralympics, where she served as the Paralympic Sport Outreach and Development Manager but Susan's background in the area of sports for the disabled goes back many years. Susan was an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Manager with the City of Mesa (AZ) Parks & Recreation Department, working closely with Arizona Disabled Sports and other DSO's. Her work history also includes stints at the Breckenridge (CO) Outdoor Recreation Center, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Northwest Special Recreation Program of Rolling Meadows, IL.

Susan holds a BS from the University of Kansas in Exercise and Sport Science and a MS in Non-Profit Studies & Leadership Management from Arizona State University. In addition, Susan holds a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certification.

Susan will begin her duties with WASUSA on January 20th. We are looking forward to utilizing Susan's expertise, experience and knowledge to further the mission of Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA in providing quality competitive sports and recreational opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities, as Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA has done since 1956.

2015 Chapter Membership

The fee for chapter membership in 2015 remains at $225.00. In addition to having a voice on the RPO council, chapter membership allows you the following benefits: 

• Access to our general liability insurance for two one-time events (i.e. meet/event insurance)

• Access to our background check procedures, administered through NCYS (National Council of Youth Sports).

• Complimentary sanctioning fees for regional meets.

• Complimentary participation in a Team Athlete Development Fund Account.

• Complimentary banner (one every three years) to be displayed at events

• Preferred eligibility for grants/funding for regional meets and resources

If you have questions regarding Chapter Membership, contact Cara Carr at caracara@wasusa.org  or at (720) 412-7979 weekdays from 10 AM - 4 PM 

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