Be Adaptive - Adapt, Inspire, Connect

Time to Adapt

No one understands how to adapt, persevere, and push through tough times more than our adaptive community. Your resiliency and courage are a testament to the human spirit. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are all experiencing tremendous changes in both our personal and professional lives. Now more than ever, we need to courageously BE ADAPTIVE.


Like all nonprofit organizations, we are making adjustments to assure the health and safety for our participants, staff, volunteers and supporters, as we follow CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidelines. This includes:

  • Closing our Adaptive Adventure Center including all programming, meetings, and volunteer training until further notice. We are hopeful we will be able to start our programs on May 10.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all of our adaptive equipment.
  • Postponing our Boundless Courage: A New Perspective fundraising event scheduled for May 2 at Express Live. The event will be rescheduled this Fall and we will update you as soon as we have a firm date.

The very essence of Boundless Courage: A New Perspective speaks to adapting, inspiring, connecting and persevering even through tough times. So, as we all move through this crisis together, we will be launching a Be Adaptive campaign and sharing stories of adapting and overcoming that we hope will inspire all of us, help us stay connected and spread hope throughout our community. Look for these stories and updates on programming and volunteer training on social media, email and our website. And, we encourage you to share your story of the impact that adaptive sports has on your life in order for us to share with others.


To kick off the Be Adaptive campaign, we are sharing once again the story of our Boundless Courage honoree Tyson Gentry, a former OSU football player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a Spring game.

May his story inspire a new perspective and your ability to adapt. We will adapt together and will soon be kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, fishing, paddle boarding and more. We will be staying connected to help you keep active and engaged. If you have any questions, please call us.


Sharon Schreiber
Executive Director

Madison Mattey
Director of Sports and Volunteers

Adaptive Sports Connection is dedicated to transforming the quality of life for veterans, children, and adults with disabilities through sports, outdoor and therapeutic recreation, and inclusion with family, friends, employers, and communities. Whether from a war injury, cancer, a stroke, amputation, spinal cord injury, a birth defect, a traumatic brain injury, or other challenges – we believe in the power of possibilities.

Call Sharon Schreiber at 630-945-1787 or for any questions or sponsorship opportunities.