Helping Children and Adults with Special Needs
Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation was established in 1977 to help fill the need for affordable recreational and educational programs for children, veterans, and adults with special needs.
Most programs available today are financially out of reach for many families and individuals. WAS does not turn anyone away, requires no initial fee, and provides full or partial scholarships so all can participate. Our programs build strength, stamina and self-esteem while enhancing the quality of life for all our participants.
Programs for all ages
WAS operates year-round and provides many rewarding activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and adaptive hockey in the winter; hiking, fishing, orienteering, bicycling and tram rides during the summer. Adaptive horseback riding and bowling are year-round activities offered by WAS.
Primary Children’s Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Rehabilitation Center at University of Utah Health Care, the VA Medical Center, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the greater Salt Lake Area are among the many facilities and individuals participating in our program. Wasatch Adaptive Sports does not discriminate against applicants and students, who receive scholarships, participate in activities or receive therapy, on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin