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As a part of the Gateway to Gold program, U.S. Paralympics and its community partners, including National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Clubs and veteran organizations are hosting free introduction to sport and talent identification events across the country. The target population for the program is Paralympic-eligible (classifiable) athletes with a physical, visual or intellectual impairment. Emphasis is being placed on high school to collegiate-aged athletes. However, events are open to individuals of all ages who have a Paralympic-eligible impairment, although some events may be invitation-only.


Upcoming 2015 events


September 20
Houston, Texas
Harris County – Houston Sports Authority
Sports: cycling, powerlifting, track and field, wheelchair tennis
Registration link:

October 4

Boston, Massachusetts
Adaptive Sports New England
Sports:  Nordic skiing, rowing, swimming, track and field
Registration link:

October 10
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sports Minneapolis
Sports:  cycling, Nordic skiing, track and field
Registration link:

October 17
Berkeley, California
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program
Sports:  archery, cycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball
Registration link: