World Wheelchair Sports Inc

Eugene, OR   |  worldwheelchairsports.com

Mission

A brief history of World Wheelchair Sports

Founded in 1990, World Wheelchair Sports (WWS) is a small but effective non-profit organization based in Eugene, Oregon. It's mission is to help those with mobility impairments discover independence by providing outdoor recreational experiences and competitive athletic opportunities.

More specifically, our goals are:

To promote the concept that physical fitness is essential for everyone;
To facilitate independent movement for all people with disabilities;
To provide outdoor fitness opportunities for people with disabilities;
To promote and improve the skills of athletes with disabilities;
To help wheelchair users access a lifestyle that is as active as possible.

World Wheelchair Sports is founded, organized and run by people with disabilities. Many of our members are young people who were active in sports and athletics before a traumatic injury made using a wheelchair a necessity. Others were born with disabling conditions or are older persons who have suffered from a stroke, amputation or arthritis. Whatever the nature of their physical challenge, they discover through our programs the excitement and exhilaration of independent movement. For many of our sailing program participants for example, there is a notable increase in self-esteem and confidence when they find themselves independently on the water along with able-bodied sailors. Several of our junior wheelchair racing alumni have gone on to win Olympic and Paralympic medals and set world and national records. Participation in these healthy activities is often a catalyst for many other positive improvements in the quality of life. Since our founding, our programs have included wheelchair competitions (such as the wheelchair events at the Prefontaine Classic, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials and the annual Oregon Wheelchair Track Championships), racing camps, fitness clinics, outdoor adventures, sports expos and junior sport camps.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Kevin Hansen

Main address

3552 George Ct

Eugene, OR 97401 USA

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EIN

94-3151224

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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World Wheelchair Sports Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Hansen