Disabled Athlete Sports Association
In 1997, Kelly Behlmann gave physical therapy to children with disabilities. Kelly dreamed of providing an affordable service to her kiddos that emphasized the abilities each child had rather than focusing on their disabilities.
What began as a dream has gone far beyond anything Kelly could have EVER imagined. While DASA maintains its original goals and core values, the organization has since expanded into a successful sports club, grooming national champions, international record-breakers, and Paralympic gold-medalists. Along the way, DASA has also started community education programs, personal care training, and social outlets for youth with disabilities - as well as their families!
All of those who live with a physical, visual disability or deaf or hard of hearing will be given the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem, growth and well-being while instilling family values.
The Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in therapeutic sport and fitness opportunities. The athletes of DASA will be encouraged to seek their highest level of independence and become involved to the fullest extent with their non-disabled peers and their community as a whole. Our programs introduce both children and adults to sports and fitness activities that promote physical fitness, self-confidence, family values, and a positive, team-building environment designed to encourage personal growth throughout all aspects of life.
Who They Help
DASA recruits cognitively age-appropriate individuals 5 years of age and older living with permanent physical, visual, and hearing disabilities who have difficulty participating in sports with their non-disabled peers.
DASA Athletes' Disabilities vary, but include:
Spinal Cord Injury
Deaf, or Hard of Hearing
LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE LIFE CHANGING PROGRAMS
Register to race today!!
Come running and party with us!!
Register BEFORE 12/31/19 for $30.00(5k), $35.00(10k), $20.00 (1 mile)
Register BEFORE 3/09/20 for $35.00(5k), $40.00(10k), $25.00 (1 mile)
Day of Pricing $40.00(5k), $45.00(10k), $30.00 (1 mile)