Celebrating the partnership between schools, conferences, National Governing Bodies and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee to support athletes.

The Campaign

Competitive sport opportunities for student athletes with disabilities are on the rise across the collegiate landscape. In addition to integrated opportunities within athletic departments, some programming is housed across campus departments, including club sports, recreational sports, student services, disability services or other university departments.

The Paralympians Made Here campaign is a first-of-its-kind cobranding pilot that allows colleges and universities to use USOPC intellectual property to celebrate their Paralympic footprints. The campaign aims to increase awareness around Paralympic athletes who are currently competing or have competed in our country’s intercollegiate athletics system through both integrated and adapted opportunities.

View the full list of registered campaign schools/conferences for the Paralympians Made Here campaign.

ACTIVATION 1 Value of college sports
A graduation cap for activation 1.
October 13, 2020
ACTIVATION 2 Unify school community
Three people holding hands for activation 2.
January 25, 2021
ACTIVATION 3 Why I play my sport
A baseball and bat for activation 3.
April 13, 2021

Join The Campaign

Help us celebrate schools that have helped develop current national team athletes, coaches and historic U.S. Paralympians.

Follow The Journey

Support Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games August 24 – September 5, 2021 by tuning in to cheer on Team USA athletes on the world’s highest stage. A total of 22 sports are scheduled for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with badminton and taekwondo making their debut.

2020 U.S. Paraympic Team Trials Schedule 

Due to the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 postponement, the USOPC will be updating the below trials schedule as dates and locations are announced. Please check back for more information.

JUNE 17-20, 2021: CYCLING - Minneapolis
JUNE 17-20, 2021: SWIMMING - Minneapolis
JUNE 17-20, 2021: TRACK & FIELD - Minneapolis

Collegiate Footprint

Competitive collegiate opportunities are an important pipeline for Paralympians. At the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, over 40 percent of the team competed at the college level. During the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, over 20 percent had collegiate athletic ties.

View the current national team collegiate affiliations database here.

View the historical U.S. Paralympian collegiate athlete database here.

Collegiate Resources

Review the resources located on TeamUSA.org to learn more about the collegiate space for athletes with disabilities.

Have A Question?

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