GLASA’s top priority is to keep our athletes, coaches, volunteers, and staff healthy during this COVID-19 crisis.  We are faithfully following the state of Illinois and CDC regulations to keep our entire GLASA family safe. All programs and events are cancelled until further notice.  While we are waiting for the time for us to be together once again, please watch our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feed for healthy tips and up-to-date information as it becomes available.

 
CANCELLED

Due to COVID-19, the GLASA Gala has been cancelled. This event makes up a significant part our fundraising budget for the year. As we face these uncertain times, the need for raising the money to support our athletes and their families has never been as great as it is today. Please HELP GLASA by making a donation today and bridge the gap so we can continue our work to build better lives for our physically and visually disabled population.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Kiwanis Club-Zion Benton
  • LF?LB Lions Club
  • Metro Printing and Copying
  • North Shore Shell, Inc.
  • Sage Green Life
  • Sterling Bay
  • Wagner Printing/Print 911 (In-kind
  • Concept One
  • DRM Entertainment
  • Waukegan Tire
  • Ankin Law Office LLC
 

“LET NO ONE SIT ON THE SIDELINES”

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

 

 

REGISTER ONLINE

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

 

 

PROGRAM CALENDAR

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

 

 

IMPACT

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

“It can be a very lonely feeling when you think that no one you know really understands how you feel or what you are going through. Those feelings are erased when you go to the GLASA programs. What GLASA first did for me was improve my state of mind. Now when I go to GLASA programs, I’m no longer searching for inclusion but to be competitive in whatever sport I’m participating in.”

Chris – GLASA Sled Hockey and Wheelchair Football athlete

Christian pushing his racing chair

“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 

 

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