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You can start a CAF club at your school. Together, you can make a difference. Access our CAF Club Toolkit here.
Its FREE to register your school with CAF to unlock access to CAF athletes, exclusive content and more! Click here to see the benefits.
There are so many ways to fundraise! To spark ideas, download our A-Z of School Fundraising PDF.
If you are an adaptive athlete or know one at your school, our CAF High School Adaptive Sports Program may be a great resource! This program focuses on the sport of track & field and is offered to youth athletes (age 11-18) all over the United States.
The goal of the High School Adaptive Track & Field Program is to support student athletes attending or preparing for high school with coaching, training, and grant opportunities so they can participate and excel on their high school Track & Field team.
Learn how the Riverdale CAF Club inspires the student body and supports CAF with inclusive athletic events, bake sales, volunteerism and so much more.
Watch this video narrated by CAF Club Founders Michael Blitzer, Julia Jarvis, and Samara Weissman to learn more or read this article here.
Sports: Track, Basketball, Surfing, Skating, Tennis
Luzi applied for a CAF grant for the first time in 2015. She received a WCMX wheelchair and gained a sense of freedom and independence with it. Luzi and her family are so thankful for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Luzi is not confined to a wheelchair, rather she is living and loving life with the help of her wheelchair!
Sports: Track and Field
Erik started his racing career at the young age of eight years old. His parents heard about wheelchair sports through the Spina Bifida Association and they took him out one day to try wheelchair racing. 25+ years later and Erik is currently ranked in the top 10 in the world in the 100m T54 class.
San Diego, CA
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Megan discovered adaptive sports a year after the motorcycle accident that paralyzed her and also revived her former inner athlete. CAF gave Megan a grant for her first basketball chair, resulting in a full ride scholarship to the University of Illinois, an invite to try out for Team USA, and ultimately the top of the podium in the 2016 Games in Rio.