Moving forward with Move United

Published on May 6th, 2020

Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA reveal the formation of a new entity with a new name – Move United – whose goal will be to lead the movement to fully include people with disabilities in American society, using sports to challenge perceptions and redefine ability.

The merger of these two entities unifies community-based adaptive sports under one national organization, bringing recreational and competitive adaptive sports together for the first time.

“This merger will make Move United an influential, prominent national organization which will lead to increased support and raised public awareness for our important work, leading to more opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to be included and valued,” said Move United Executive Director Glenn Merry

“There is nothing like the power of sport. Sport makes us more; physically, mentally and socially. That is true for people with and without disabilities, but often today’s youth and adults with disabilities have few opportunities to participate.”

Move United seeks to offer more than 50 sports to 100,000 people in 200 communities across the U.S. before the end of this year. Among the sports currently included is Sailing, with a resource list that includes an introduction, available programs, equipment, and competition opportunities.

“This merger reflects an ongoing, wholehearted commitment to the success of community-based adaptive sports organizations, because local programming is the most accessible and effective,” notes Merry. “Move United will support community-based partners through grants, insurance, outreach, training, and more.”

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