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.
“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
“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.”