GREAT LAKES ADAPTIVE SPORTS ASSOCIATION – Empowering youth, adults, and injured military personnel with physical and visual disabilities

to be healthy and active through sports and recreation participation



GLASA wants to encourage individuals to participate in physical activity programs- try one or try them all.



GLASA offers various programs throughout the year.  Visit our calendar to view program offerings.



GLASA has demonstrated leadership on a local, regional and national level.


Christian pushing his racing chair

“Track Has Changed My Life”

“Track has given me the chance to shoot for higher goals. It has taught me to strive for better and be the best that I can be. It has also made a dream of mine feel much more possible: I am training at the University of Illinois Paralympic Wheelchair Track Training Center, attending college and working toward making the Paralympic Team USA.”

Christian – GLASA track athlete 

Nina and her coach with IHSA championship banner

“GLASA Gave Nina the Opportunity to Shine”

“Nina had the opportunity to compete with her peers and gain recognition from our community. She competed in the first IHSA swim meet, which allowed athletes with disabilities to compete, and won a record 3 gold medals.  Our daughter is determined, confident and an elite athlete because GLASA invested the time to help her take her drive and determination to the next level.”  

Terry Ann – Parent

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