Access Sport America

aka ASA, AccesSport, Access Sport, AccesSport   |   Acton, MA   |  www.goACCESS.org

Mission

AccesSportAmerica inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults living with disabilities through high-challenge sports and training. Our year-round adaptive sports and training programs are designed to promote each person's highest physical and athletic potential while improving health, cultivating cognitive, social and emotional well-being and building a community that lasts a lifetime.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mr. Ross W. Lilley

Main address

119 High Street

Acton, MA 01720 USA

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EIN

04-3265194

NTEE code info

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

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

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High-Challenge Sports and Function & Fitness Programs

Engaging over 2,000 children and adults annually through our High-Challenge Sports program- adaptive windsurfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing as well as soccer, cycling and tennis, and our Function & Fitness program - personal training and conditioning & sports programs - providing opportunities for our athletes to train as athletes year round. Developing/piloting curriculum, in partnership with Boston Public Schools teachers, to integrate thirty minutes of daily physical activity within the classroom curriculum, a model with training program being developed to replicate. Creating nationally recognized adaptive equipment to accommodate all disabilities. The first to adapt windsurfing, we are the nation's leader and innovator in adaptive sports for their physical, cognitive, social and life-changing potential. Building skills and commitment through our Sports Camps program - intensive, overnight, one-week training programs in Florida and California. Collaborating with leading institutions and experts to document physical, educational and social changes, to promote health, educational and recreational benefits. Depended on the leadership and support of our long standing Program and Funding Partners - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Perkins School for the Blind, Camp Harbor View, Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation. Connors Family, Boston Bruins, The TJX Companies, Procter & Gamble, Liberty Mutual among others and of many individuals, corporations and foundations as well as significant gifts in-kind

Population(s) Served

Adaptive water sports, including but not limited to Hawaiian Outrigger canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle board, cycling offered on the beautiful and scenic Charles River. This program is currently provide in Waltham and serves the Greater Boston, Greater Waltham, and MetroWest Area. No residency required, accepting participants of all ages residing in any town.

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Access Sport America

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

MS. Dara Fuller

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Term: 2018 - 2019

Mark Scheier

Scheier Katin & Epstein

Ross Lilley

AccesSportAmerica

Robert Rivers

Loews Boston Hotel

Daniel Gurian

The Douvadjian Group/UBS Financial Services

Raymond Hoefling

Webster Bank

Michael Lindgren

Cambridge Saving Bank

John Navien

Navien Financial

Melissa Forger

Thayer School

Robert Belknap

Cassandra Spies

Jonathan Moore

Vertex