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Sports Authority to fund sports for the disabled


Sports Authority is putting its philanthropic focus on helping disabled children and adults enjoy more therapeutic recreation, competition and adaptive sports.

The retailer announced Wednesday that it will collect point-of-sale donations at Sports Authority locations nationwide to support the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) throughout the month of October.

As part of their ongoing efforts to support the NSCD, Sports Authority has set the goal of raising $150,000 to help fund NSCD initiatives. All proceeds will go toward enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

“We truly believe in the mission of the NSCD and are proud to maintain an ongoing partnership with such an outstanding organization, especially to help raise awareness and resources for a great cause,” said Michael Foss, CEO of Sports Authority. “We believe in celebrating the good in sport and the NSCD does a tremendous job providing therapeutic sports and recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. We are excited for our employees and customers to come together and support such a worthwhile cause.”

The NSCD is recognized around the world as the premier therapeutic recreation organization, providing leadership and expertise in adaptive sports. Each year more than 3,000 children and adults with disabilities participate in year-round sports and recreational NSCD programs.

“We are grateful to have Sports Authority’s support throughout the years. They have been a wonderful partner, helping us raise awareness about our organization and providing financial support to the NSCD,” said Becky Zimmermann, President and CEO of NSCD. “With October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are especially thankful to have Sports Authority’s help in enabling the human spirit through therapeutic sports and recreation.”

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