Sports and Recreation: Southern California

The Challenged America program is dedicated to introduce sailing as a therapeutic and rehabilitative enhancing activity to individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and professionals in healthcare and rehabilitation.

The Therapeutics Recreation Section offers a wide range of activities for persons with developmental disabilities and/or physical disabilities.

Disability Sports Festival
The DisAbility Sports Festival is a non-profit organization founded at California State University, San Bernardino. The DisAbility Sports Festival’s primary purpose is to promote physical activity and sports for people with disabilities, raise awareness of disability sports and physical activity, and provide a service-learning opportunity to students to learn how to create and adapt programs for people with disabilities.

The San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation

The Miracle League of San Diego is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with physical and mental disabilities to develop and achieve their full potential: mentally, socially and physically. We accomplish this through America’s favorite pastime — baseball, providing an opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league.

The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) program provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Silver Gate Yacht Club Wheelchair Regatta
Joined by the boating community and military volunteers. the Silver Gate Yacht Club's annual Wheelchair Regatta provides a day on the water for hundreds of physically challenged guests from San Diego and surrounding communities.

The USARC believes people are empowered when they undertake and succeed at challenging outdoor recreation. In 1989, the USARC established the first full-time on-site adaptive ski school in Southern California at Bear Mountain Resort. Adaptive watersports and summer camping programs were added in 1993, and continue to evolve today.

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