Move United uses the power of sport to push what’s possible for people with disabilities, confronting ignorance, fueling conversation, and inciting action that leads us to a world where everyone’s included. Sports make us more—more determined, more powerful, more ourselves. Sports have the power to change the world, pushing people further and bringing people closer. And sports shift the narrative from disabled to this abled.
To this end, Move United’s vision is that every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community. Our mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, including competition, recreation and educational programs.
Since 1956, Move United has been redefining disability by providing year-round sports and recreation opportunities to people with a wide range of disabilities offering more than 60 different adaptive sports. Through our national network of more than 180 local member organizations, Move United serves over 80,000 individuals with disabilities of all ages each year.
Move United is an official Affiliate of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, a member of the President’s Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities and is endorsed by the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Recognition of Move United includes awards such as the Non Commissioned Officers of America American Patriot Award and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Rings of Gold Award.
With hundreds of internal and external partners, from member organizations, to hospitals, to disability organizations and sports organizations, Move United is leading a movement so that no one is left on the sidelines and everyone gets in the game.
A nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, Move United is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of member organization representatives, athlete representatives and at-large members. Move United meets the highest level of accreditation by the Better Business Bureau and is a GuideStar Platinum charity.
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