United Athletics was founded in 2012 with the intention of bridging the gap between individuals who require physical assistance to race and the local sporting community. During our 2013 season, 28 different individuals competed in 30 events!
The mission of United Athletics is to pair local athletes and individuals who require physical assistance to participate in a variety of events – swimming, biking, running, and triathlon races. Participation in sporting events promotes both social inclusion and fellowship in a healthy athletic environment.
United Athletics recognizes the financial hardships that these families face due to extensive medical bills. United Athletics will establish a medical fund where these special athletes and their families may apply for assistance with these medical bills.
Funds raised for United Athletics are used to purchase equipment (bike trailers, adaptive strollers, rafts, tire changing kits, life jackets, etc), to pay for the Assisted Athlete's race fees, any hotel costs for out of town races, and any other expenses that the Assisted Athletes might occur during the course of our races.
Several new programs have been implemented for the 2014 season. We will be having community education articles, an online application process and an online donation system. Online donations made through this site are tax deductible. Additionally, the safety of our Assisted Athletes is of utmost importance to United Athletics. Beginning in 2014, United Athletics will require a Child Protective Screening (CPS) background check and have a review of the VA State Police Sex Offender & Crimes Against Minor's Registry. See the attached link under the Racers category for additional information.
Assisted Athlete - Anyone who needs assistance in participating in local racing events.
Family Members - Any family member who would like to race with their Assisted Athlete.
Community Racer - Any local athlete who would like to race with an Assisted Athlete.
UA Ambassador - A racer who has the desire to use a personal racing event as an opportunity to raise funds for United Athletics.
Volunteers - Various opportunities to support our Assisted Athlete Teams.
Our 2014 Online application process is now active!!!!
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