The U.S. Olympic Committee's Paralympic Division is partnering with community leaders in five geographic regions for targeted growth of opportunities for individuals with physical and visual disabilities to participate in daily physical activity. The five areas of focus are in Texas, New England, Chicago, the Southeast and the West.
Within each region, a local partner works in support of existing community programs to assist with participant recruitment; host camps, clinics, competitions and coaching education sessions; and coordinate events and activities among programs in the region.
The USOC offers assistance in development of philanthropic, governmental, corporate and media resources.
The goal of all activities within each region is to expand the availability of quality sport and physical activity programs for physically and visually impaired youth and adults with a primary emphasis on involving permanently injured veterans.