The mission of Great Lakes Sports Association is to promote and support the optimal development and well being of youth and adults who have a primary physical or visual impairment through the provision of inclusive recreational, fitness and competitive sports activities and to offer opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.
2012-Junior National Disability Championships
Each year GLASA takes a team of 15 to 25 youth and teens to the National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC) which is a week long competition for those who have made qualifying times in the sports of track, field, swim, powerlifting, table tennis, pentathlon and archery. These team members train year round with GLASA to make qualifying times at the Great Lakes Regional Games conducted by our agency. For many NJDC is a starting path to the journey to the Paralympics.