Adaptive Sports

"Competing really lit a fire under me that it wasn’t the end of the world being injured … I was still able to compete."

IMPACT OF SPORTS



What is the connection between baseball and a meaningful job? According Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for disability employment policy, she sees a clear case that sports — from baseball to trapshooting to handcycling — improve both quality of life and employment results for people with disabilities.

“Sports are ingrained in the American psyche; they’re a cultural force,” Martinez wrote. “Whether played in a large stadium or neighborhood park, they have the power not only to bring people together … but also to shape societal attitudes.”


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