GREAT LAKES ADAPTIVE SPORTS ASSOC

aka GLASA   |   Lake Forest, IL   |  http://www.glasa.org

Mission

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to 'Let No One Sit on the Sidelines' and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities. GLASA offers opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director and Founder

Mrs. Cindy Housner

Main address

27864 Irma Lee Circle Unit 101

Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA

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EIN

36-4285965

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases (G50)

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

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Our programs

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GLASA Activity and Wellness Program

Goals

The GLASA Activity and Wellness program will provide education on adaptive sports and awareness of opportunities for activity to children and adults with a physical/visual impairment and their families to promote wellness and, for those who need it, combat obesity.

 Objectives

The program will:

(1) Identify and educate the general public and physically/visually impaired who may not be physically active and/or not involved in an athletic program on the health benefits of physical activity/sports participation and provide an opportunity to enroll in a GLASA adaptive program.

(2) Provide GLASA program participants (including clients, coaches, volunteers) the opportunity to develop their own personal health/fitness goals and create awareness of current status by assessing and establishing fitness levels.

Activities

1. Present information on adaptive sports and benefits and GLASA programs to disabled and able-body community members through written and verbal communication/presentations, and website.

-Provide opportunity for prospective participants to sign up for adaptive sports programs

2. Discuss fitness goals and current fitness levels with participant

-Develop plan to assist participant in ongoing wellness steps to meet fitness goals

Population(s) Served

Camp Trek is a week-long summer day camp targeted  specifically at youth and teens who have physical impairments. Young people participate in this camp located in Libertyville at the Independence Grove Forest Preserve and Oak Grove School. 

Camp Trek is one of the most popular programs with our constituents and they look forward to it all year. Although parents provide daily transportation for their children, there have been a few families that have even stayed in local hotels because they lived too far for a daily commute. To borrow from a popular commercial, the first day that our campers come together and see each other once again, their smiles are “priceless.”

 Camp Trek provides the opportunity for children throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin to come together and enjoy the benefits of a day camp – the same as their able-bodied friends and siblings. This is the only five-day camp of its kind in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Independence Grove is a very accessible location, allowing campers to enjoy cookouts, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, handcycling, yoga and other sports are conducted during the camp that gives these special children opportunities to enjoy new friends and renew old friendships from the past year. Camp Trek counselors and peer mentors include adults, high school and college students, some of whom also have a primary physical impairment.

Population(s) Served

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Programs on a    

Daily, Year-Round Basis

 
GLASA provides programming nearly seven days a week almost year-round. These activities vary from a basic skills program to an elite training program for wheelchair track. In addition to the sports skills taught, children learn team work, a strong work ethic, and leadership skills to enable them to become successful in school and in the workplace, with the ultimate goal of becoming independent in today’s society.

Population(s) Served

A set of programs to serve former members of the armed forces who have sustained a physical or visual disability.  These are a variety of programs held at the local VA Hospitals and around Northern IL/Southern WI..  Activities include swimming, archery, air rifles, basketball, weightlifting, and others.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Financials

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GREAT LAKES ADAPTIVE SPORTS ASSOC

Board of directors
as of 8/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Jason Sfire

The Fidelity Companies

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Jeff McMahon

Good Foods Group, LLC

Term: 2020 - 2023

CINDY HOUSNER

GLASA

MARILYN WIELAND

BETH DEROSIER

WALGREENS

DAVID BREARTON

ROB HENSE

PINSTRIPES, INC.

TRACY MANHARD

TRACY MANHARD LIFE COACH

JOHN LANDSELL

MERRILL LYNCH

MICHAEL SORKIN

HOLLISTER, INC.

PAUL ZELLNER

RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES

AL ZOLLER

ADVANTECH INDUSTRIES, INC.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No