Since March of this year, our communities have shown immense resilience in the face of the pandemic. Based on the guidance and recommendations from the governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), GLASA has decided to cancel all in-person programs for the time being in order to protect the health and safety of our communities.  We will continue to offer virtual Program opportunities that are available to everyone at no cost! For more information on our virtual offerings, please visit https://glasa.z2systems.com/np/clients/glasa/event.jsp?event=8720& 

We know how important the live in-person connection is and look forward to going back to live programming as soon as we feel it is safe. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can assist in any way in keeping you active.

Have questions? Contact Cindy Housner ([email protected] 847-484-8483) or Micaela Venus ([email protected] 847-989-7743).

 

“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

 

 

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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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