Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Sports 'n Spokes Junior Athlete of the Year. This honor is given to a a junior athlete age 18 or younger. In order to nominate a deserving athlete, go to http://pvamag.com/sns/community/nominate_jr_athlete/ and complete the online form. The deadline for submission is
June 15, 2014
Kudos to the folks at Sportable in Richmond VA for the outstanding job hosting the 42nd Annual Mid Atlantic Games April 4th - 6th on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University and multiple community facilities. Great job by first time Games Director Becky Lehman and Executive Director Kristen Lessig and her staff! The community support for this Games and the program is commendable and WASUSA looks forward to supporting Sportable in the future to make the Mid Atlantic Games the best around!
Stoke Mandeville, UK - August 3-7, 2014
WASUSA will once again take a team to the IWAS World Junior Games. Athletes from around the world will compete in Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Paratriathlon, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Fencing. WASUSA is excited to announce the team of athletes and staff that will represent the United States of America!
Athletes Selected Staff Selected
Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Mushett as the new Executive Director of the organization. Mike will be tasked with leading the ongoing programming initiatives, including the expansion of chapters and regional membership, the implementation of the Disabled Youth Sports Initiative, developing new funding sources and many other assignments.
Mike has a long history within the disabled sports movement and brings a wealth of experience to his new job. He started as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Michigan more than 35 years ago. Most recently, Mike comes to WASUSA from US Paralympics where he was the Director of Sport Outreach and Development. He has also held key administrative positions with BlazeSports, the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association and Georgia State University. Mike also served as the Chief Games Operating Officer for the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
Mike’s official duties will begin on February 1, 2014. WASUSA is excited by the opportunities that the addition of Mike Mushett represents to the organization. If you would like to contact Mike, his new email address is email@example.com. Welcome Mike!
This year, we are excited to announce the following: membership benefits:
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