August 2017 Newsletter
4th Annual Martin Richard Memorial Mile
Thursday, August 17th 5-8 PM
Come Run, Walk or Roll with us.  We can make this the largest Para Track event of the summer while  honoring Martin Richard and his message of Peace.  Last year Paralympian Chaz Davis took top honors in the elite field, while Maddy Wilson won the youth wheelchair division.  This year University of Illinois junior Katrina Gerhard, and Nichols College freshman Chris Kimball will headline the women's wheelchair division and men's blind/visually impaired division while triple amputee Muji Karim will return looking to best 6:30 this year!  All ages and performance levels welcome. 
 Adaptive category participants may enter the adaptive 400m race, the 1-mile age group running races, the 1-mile wheelchair race, or the recreational, untimed, community mile.  If you need a running guide, e-mail

Moakley Park- 1005 Columbia Rd. South Boston, MA
 Pre-Registration Fee: $10 (Closes 12 pm on 8/17)
Post-Registration Fee: $15 (On-site on 8/17)

Click here for more information and to register.
 Adaptive Sports New England, in partnership with U.S. Paralympics, will host the 2017 Northeast Para Swimming Development Clinic at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst November 17-19.  This clinic, for developmental and emerging Para swimmers, will feature sessions on planning and mental preparation, small group training sessions, and individualized technique work.  National-level Para swimming coaches, joined by current and former U.S. Paralympics national team members, will lead all sessions and will be available throughout the weekend for informal conversations.  The specialized coaching and the camaraderie of Para swimmers from across the Northeast will prep swimmers for school or club competition as well as for 2018 Para swimming meets.  Pool, dryland and classroom sessions will give swimmers short- and long-term training strategies and specific training tips to bring home. 

Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Basketball at at the Dorchester YMCA is up and running! Each week we teach kids ages 8-15 wheelchair basketball skills then let them put their skills to the test in 4v4 games.  Watch out in the fall, South Boston, the Dot team is getting GOOD.  Learn more about wheelchair basketball in and around Boston by e-mailing
Boston Abilities Expo
September 8-10
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Adaptive Sports New England will again have a booth at this year's Boston Abilities Expo.
Come check us out! 

For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. 

Click here for more information and to register.
Results and accomplishments
Elise Morely and Meredith Koch traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado to compete in the U.S. Paralympics Swimming World Championships Trials.
Read all about their experience here! 

Jerome Singleton and Femita Ayanbeku competed in the 2017 World Para Athletic Championships held in London, England. Both Singleton and Ayanbeku competed in the T44 class of the 100 and 200 meter races
. Click here to read more. 

Congratulations all!
Ruderman Inclusion Summit
November 19th & 20th
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

This Summit will bring together 1,000 people from a variety of sectors including: tech, policy, human services, fashion, education, social justice, business, housing, advocacy and more to network and share best practices. The goal is to inspire, motivate, and arm attendees with the know how to keep up the work of advancing full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life. These two days will be packed with over 15 panels and plenaries!

To get more information and to register, click here. 

Thank you to the Ruderman Family Foundation for their support of the Adaptive Sports New England Youth and High School Inclusive Sports Initiative.
Other Upcoming Competitions & Events

See the many sport activities in the region this August on our calendar!