Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) and Adaptive Sports USA are merging to become Move United. Move United’s network will launch across more than 200 chapters in 43 states offering 100,000 youth and adults with disabilities opportunities to participate and compete in more than 50 different adaptive sports. The merger will foster expansion to more communities, with a goal to be locally available to 90 percent of the US population by 2028, when the Olympics and Paralympics return to the United States.
As a member of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), Move United will provide a wide range of nationwide programming including recreational and competitive adaptive sports; staff, volunteer, and instructor training; and services including risk management, outreach, and adaptive sport grants.
“The merger makes Move United the pipeline for athletes with disabilities to not only learn adaptive sports but to compete at the highest levels,” said Susan Rossi, former executive director of Adaptive Sports USA and now director of competition at Move United. “The nation’s best and most prominent adaptive sports competitions, including the Move United Junior Nationals, will be supported through Move United and these competitions will provide greater opportunities for athletes aspiring to compete at the state, regional, national, and international levels.”
Move United will be the largest nonprofit provider of adaptive sports to injured veterans, annually providing adaptive sports opportunities to 2,000 injured veterans and family members at no cost through its Move United Warfighters program.