“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine
The National Ability Center is proud to provide competition programs and events designed for children, adults and veterans to challenge their abilities while striving to reach their personal best. Each year at the National Ability Center, we have more than 100 athletes training with the goal to reach the next level of sport performance and achievement.
Paralympic Emerging and Elite Athletes
The Paralympic Games are the adaptive equivalent to the Olympic Games for athletes with physical disabilities. The Paralympic Games are held subsequent to the conclusion of each summer or winter Olympic Games. As a donor to Team National Ability Center, your support enables emerging Paralympic athletes to train and travel for regional, national and international competitions in the following Paralympic sports: Alpine Skiing, Adaptive Snowboard, Biathlon, Cycling, Nordic, Para-Equestrian and Sled Hockey.
Team Flyers Athletes
Our Team Flyers athletes (previously the National Ability Center’s delegartion for the Special Olympics) supports fitness and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes and their coaches build skill toward competition at local and regional levels. Team Flyers sports offered at the National Ability Center include: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cycling, Mountain Biking in conjunction with the Utah High School Mountain Bike League’s Elevate program, and Aquatics.
Levels of Support
$5,000 Provides travel and race expenses for up to 10 athletes to travel to a National Competition*
$2,500 Provides on-going training and coaching for 1 season for 1 athlete*
$1,000 Supports video training and review for the team for 1 month
$500 Supports athletes to travel to outreach and speaking events for children and adults of all abilities and share their message of challenge and achievement
$250 Supports lodging scholarships to offset the high cost of living while training
Club Team: Allows you to make a one-time donation in the value of your choice or set up a monthly donation
*Includes acknowledgement at the Team Center, recognition on the National Ability Center website and a photo of the competition team of our choice.
Learn more about our Competition Programs and Athletes or to make a donation to our Team, please contact Program Director, Tracy Meier, at 435.649-3991 x605.