About The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Bennett Institute Physically Challenged Sports Prog. of Kennedy Krieger

3835 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21211


Club Description

Our philosophy is to teach physically challenged athletes and their families "that they can before they are told they cannot..." Starting as early as possible, our youngest participants was 20 months old, we expose them to the widest array of sports opportunities possible and offer a continuum of development that extends all the way to the Paralympic level. Many of our athletes have gone to be successful at world and Paralympic level competitions. 5 Bennett Blazer alumni were members of the 2012 Paralympic team and we expect that number to grow in 2016 as several new athletes move into the Paralympic venue.

Primary Contact

Gerry Herman
Director
hermang@kennedykrieger.org
443-923-7844

Disability Groups Served

  • Amputee/Limb Deficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury (Hypertonia, Ataxia, Athetosis, RoM)
  • Short Stature (Growth Dysfunction)
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Spina Bifida (Impaired Muscle Power)
  • Visual Impairment

Organization Type

  • Sport Program

Program Types Offered

  • Competitive
  • Recreational

Programs Open To

  • Adults
  • Youth

Programs Specific to Military Personnel & Veterans

  • No

Sports Offered

  • Archery
  • Biathlon
  • Boccia
  • Canoe Kayak
  • Cycling
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Sled Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Triathlon
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Wheelchair Tennis