Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan B. Rossi of Littleton, CO as the new interim Executive Director of WASUSA.
Many of you know Susan from her work at US Paralympics, where she served as the Paralympic Sport Outreach and Development Manager but Susan's background in the area of sports for the disabled goes back many years. Susan was an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Manager with the City of Mesa (AZ) Parks & Recreation Department, working closely with Arizona Disabled Sports and other DSO's. Her work history also includes stints at the Breckenridge (CO) Outdoor Recreation Center, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Northwest Special Recreation Program of Rolling Meadows, IL.
Susan holds a BS from the University of Kansas in Exercise and Sport Science and a MS in Non-Profit Studies & Leadership Management from Arizona State
University. In addition, Susan holds a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certification.
Susan will begin her duties with WASUSA on January 20th. We are looking forward to utilizing Susan's expertise, experience and knowledge to further the mission of Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA in providing quality competitive sports and recreational opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities, as Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA has done since 1956.
The fee for chapter membership in 2015 remains at $225.00. In addition to having a voice on the RPO council, chapter membership allows you the following benefits:
• Access to our general liability insurance for two one-time events (i.e. meet/event insurance)
• Access to our background check procedures, administered through NCYS (National Council of Youth Sports).
• Complimentary sanctioning fees for regional meets.
• Complimentary participation in a Team Athlete Development Fund Account.
• Complimentary banner (one every three years) to be displayed at events
• Preferred eligibility for grants/funding for regional meets and resources
If you have questions regarding Chapter Membership, contact Ralph Armento at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (732) 266-2634 weekdays from 10 AM - 4 PM
WASUSA Announces Staff, Athlete "Intent to Apply" Forms for 2015 Junior World Games
WASUSA will again be fielding an international team of junior athletes in order to compete in the 2015 Junior World Games to be contested from July 2 through July 8, 2014 in Standskanaal, Netherlands. For further information, including age and performance requirements, please consult the appropriate application form. The intent to apply forms are due in the WASUSA office as follows:
Staff Applications: Due January 2, 2015. In order to obtain a form, click here ==> Staff Application Form
Athlete Applications: Due January 5, 2015. In order to obtain a form, click here ==> Athlete Application
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Nominations are open October 1-December 31, 2014 for PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award, given to 25 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards