EDD Adaptive Sports programs provide an opportunity for disabled and non-disabled community members to connect through sports. Program volunteer share their skills with others, often working one-one with participants. They inspire the participants with their enthusiasm. Volunteers also greet families, manage sign in paperwork, take photos and serve refreshments (in other words, you don't need to be an athlete to volunteer!)
We recruit many of our volunteers by partnering with college athletic teams in our communities. This partnership is a win-win for everyone. The participants have a great time interacting with the student athletes and the clinics provide a unique volunteer experience for college students. The volunteer experience compels college athletes to approach their sport in a new light and explore ways to make activities accessible.
We also partner with other sports organizations like Otsego Area Rowing, Athelas Therapeutic Riding and the Adaptive Sports Foundation to offer additional programs.
We are looking for ways to expand our programs by reaching new volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us.
There are many ways, large and small, that you can help EDD Adaptive Sports. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming more involved. Thank you!