100,000 Strong for Ability Campaign

The Ability Center team believes there is strength in numbers – and power in community. That’s why we’re counting on both individuals and community groups to help us reach our fundraising goals. You or your organization can become a part of our “100,000 Strong for Ability” community by sponsoring a piece of The Ability Center for just $100 per square foot. With that support, your name will live on the virtual wall.

Donate a little or a lot. As an individual or as part of a group. Families. School groups. Businesses. Churches. Neighborhoods. Community organizations. Every contribution matters, and every dollar helps. Together, we have the power to make the dream of The Ability Center a reality.


“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.”

-Emma Thompson


Fundraising

The Ability Center depends on the community that it will support. All the time we are amazed at the many generous donations our friends make by raising money in interesting ways that support our mission.

There are so many great examples of the ways people contribute. From high school students to small businesses, to church groups to dance troops, the dedication we see and the support we feel is simply awesome.

Working at the Car Wash

Car Wash Photo

During the summer of 2011, nine girls washed cars, sold pizza, collected silent auction items, and choreographed and performed for a dance concert. They are part of an organization called “DanceIt!”, which uses dance to raise money for a good cause. By summer’s end, the girls had raised more than $7,000 to purchase sport chairs for the Adaptive Scholastic Athletic Program (ASAP).

Would you like to host a fundraising event for TAC?  We’d love to hear from you!


Volunteer

There are many ways volunteers make a difference as we work towards the building of The Ability Center. There are tournaments and programs in place today that you can lend a hand to. There are also ways to help with events and fundraisers on an ongoing basis. And there is also a need for people to help different aspects of running The Ability Center. If you’d like to help in any of these important aspects of our project, please fill out our online volunteer form.

Recent Volunteers

Dana Cosson

Dana Cosson

“I spent countless hours of my high school years playing organized sports in the gym. Never in a million years did I ever I think that I would have as great of an athletic experience as I‘ve had over the past few months volunteering at ASAP events. The endurance, athletic ability, and, most importantly, the heart have been extremely inspiring. After just a few hours of volunteering, my heart and both my feet are in.... What a wonderful environment you are creating for such deserving people, Damian. May your goals continue to get surpassed!“

photo of Megan Reid

Megan Reid

“Being a volunteer for The Ability Center's ASAP program (Adaptive Scholastic Athletic Program) has been both an exciting and eye-opening experience.  Watching kids, from all walks of life, come out and participate in adaptive sports and learn the level of difficulty while having fun and getting involved, has been extremely rewarding.  The clinics allow time for students with disABILITIES and able-bodied alike, to jump in a sport wheelchair and just give it a try.  Hearing people say they would have never had the opportunity otherwise, and hearing them later say that they loved it and want to do it again, is what drives me to help in making ASAP's goals be fulfilled.  More than just sports, it has also been rewarding to simply take a step back and observe the landscape to see the kids smiling, having fun, and socializing together - I‘ve personally watched ASAP help break down barriers between able-bodied and disABLED students, which can only mean a more self-confident and social high school experience for every student involved. I am proud to be a volunteer for ASAP and an active participant in knocking down walls and breaking stereotypes so kids can simply be kids. Thanks for all you do ASAP, it's been a great opportunity and I look forward to a future with continued success.“