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Sports & Recreation

This list is provided for informational purposes only. Please send updates, suggestions or information about other sports-related equipment, clubs and programs, or websites to info@nwaccessfund.org.

Clubs & Programs

In addition to programs listed below, you can check with your city or county Parks Department regarding opportunities to participate in wheelchair sports and other targeted programs, as well as the availability of adaptive equipment to facilitate participation in other activities.

National

Disabled Sports USA

A national nonprofit organization established by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve those injured in the war. DS USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. Find your nearest chapter by following this link.

Wilderness Inquiry (WI)

Nonprofit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world, including many with disabilities. Adventures include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, dogsledding, rafting and horse packing in the U.S. and abroad.

Washington

Community Integration Services (CIS) – Aquatic Therapy Services

CIS provides aquatic experiences for people of all ages who have special developmental or physical needs. They help clients access community pool facilities for recreation, rehabilitation and general fitness.

Footloose Sailing Association

This sailing club provides adaptive equipment for sailing to individuals with disabilities.

  • Phone: 206-578-6735

Friendship Adventures

Friendship Adventures provides recreation, education and leisure activities for people with developmental disabilities.

Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America

NWPVA provides opportunities for sports, recreation, service and camaraderie for paralyzed veterans.

  • Phone: 800-336-9782

Outdoors for All Foundation

Outdoors for All’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities to participate in year-round outdoor recreation. They offer a wide range of programs, including snow sports, cycling, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing and more.

Seattle Power Soccer

Soccer teams for individuals of all ages and disabilities, with a focus on power chair users.

Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries provides long-term, intensive exercise therapy for those who are paralyzed due to illness or injury, support for their caregivers through education, counseling and training, and education to the medical, academic and general community through workshops and presentations.

Robinswood Tennis Center

Robinswood offers tennis lessons for people with disabilities, as well as competitive wheelchair tennis.

Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA)

SRA offers an adaptive rowing program for individuals with leg and back restrictions. Both recreational and competitive opportunities are available.

Seattle Adaptive Sports

Seattle Adaptive Sports offers sports and recreational programs for individuals with disabilities.

Seattle Slam Wheelchair Rugby Association

Quad rugby is an exciting, full-contact wheelchair sport. Players must have a combination of upper and lower extremity impairment to be eligible to participate. Most players have sustained spinal injuries and have some type of quadriplegia as a result.

Ski for Light

The mission of Ski for Light is to enhance the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing.

Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide

Listings, maps and descriptions of accessible parks, campgrounds, trails, fishing areas and more in Washington State. Follow this link for information on reduced-cost passes to Washington State parks for disabled pass holders.

Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation – Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)

Portland Parks & Recreation’s AIR program offers adaptive classes, trips, and activities for teens and adults. Activities include self-defense, weight training, bowling, and more.

  • Contact Program Coordinator Jane Doyle: 503-307-4131

Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS)

OAS offers year-round adaptive sports opportunities in Central Oregon and has done so for the past twenty-three years. Sports include alpine skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

  • Phone: 541-306-4774

Rogue Rowing – Adaptive Rowing

Located in Ashland, Rogue Rowing offers an adaptive rowing program for individuals with all types of disabilities.

Portland Pounders Wheelchair Rugby Team

Quad rugby is an exciting, full-contact wheelchair sport. Players must have a combination of upper and lower extremity impairment to be eligible to participate. Most players have sustained spinal injuries and have some type of quadriplegia as a result.

Power Soccer PDX

Power soccer is the only sport available to power wheelchair users, and Power Soccer PDX provides a forum for people of all ages to play the sport in Portland.

Adaptive Sports Northwest

Adaptive Sports Northwest provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to individuals throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. Sports include kayaking, power soccer, swimming, and wheelchair rugby.

Portland State University – Inclusive Rec

Portland State University offers adaptive equipment, intramural leagues, outdoor trips, wheelchair sports, and more. Inclusive Rec programs are open to any persons who are interested in trying an activity in a modified way.

Adaptive Recreation Services at Hilyard Community Center

Adaptive at Hilyard provides diverse recreation programs and services for people with disabilities in the Eugene area. They also have adaptive recreational equipment available for rental.

  • Phone: 541-682-5311

Team River Runner

Team River Runner is a national organization dedicated to providing veterans and their families with the opportunities to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges that come through adventure and adaptive paddle sports. There are chapters in both Bend and Portland.

Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association

The Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association provides individuals who use wheelchairs and live in the Portland area with classes, tournaments, and community support.