United States Paralympics has just announced the 29 members of Team USA’s 2016 Swimming National Team, and former GLASA swimmer Alyssa Gialamas has been chosen for this tremendous honor. Alyssa graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, and currently attends Loyola University in Baltimore. In 2012, she surprised the paralympic sports world by suddenly emerging as a […]
In January of 2016, GLASA will be moving its offices to a new location, and into its own space! GLASA has rented office space at the Gorton Center in downtown Lake Forest for years, but has stored its large collection of adaptive sports equipment at a variety of other locations. Now, the sports equipment, the GLASA van […]
Diana Helt, GLASA’s Grants and Program Evaluation Director, has been selected to participate in the ADA25 Chicago Leadership Institute for People with Disabilities. Helt was one of 16 leaders chosen from a field of nearly 60 applicants. The Institute, the first of its kind in the country, featured 4 days of intensive leadership training in early […]
GLASA has just been recognized as one of only 10 Paralympic Sport Clubs in the United States as qualifying for Gold Status by the United States Olympic Committee / US Paralympics! The committee’s Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program evaluates the quality and impact of an agency’s adaptive sports programming, including athlete identification and coaching education, and their […]
Congratulations to Sam Grewe, Jessica Heimes and Ciera Jervier who were selected to US Paralympics’s World Championships Team. These GLASA athletes earned the right to represent the USA at the International Paralympic Committee – Track and Field World Championships in Doha, Qatar in late October. Sam Grewe won the Gold Medal in the High Jump T42, stunning the Paralympic […]
Congratulations to GLASA athlete Sam Grewe for winning GOLD at the IPC Track and Field World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Grew, age 17, won the gold medal in the High Jump T42 competition by jumping an impressive 1.81 meters. Read about his amazing accomplishment and his personal story.