Over the past five decades, FWWAA has provided thousands of sport opportunities for persons with disabilities. These opportunities include: Recreational sport programs, competitive teams for children and adults in basketball, tennis and powersoccer.
The mission of Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association (FWWAA) is to develop, promote, and organize community based sport and recreation programs for individuals of all ages with various physical disabilities. A wide variety of adaptive sports are offered for wheelchair athletes, including track and field, archery, weightlifting, powersoccer, basketball, and tennis. Each sport follows the rules of the respective National Governing Body.
FWWAA offers various ongoing programs and introductory sport events.
Get a sneak peak at our current wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and powersoccer teams!
Volunteer opportunities are always available. We encourage new volunteers to come out and learn about what we do.
As a recognized Paralympic Sports Club, FWWAA conducts, sponsors, and actively supports numerous adaptive sporting competitions and events for the greater Far West region. Former sponsored/supported events include: the annual Far West Regional Qualifying Meet, the Desert Challenge Games and more.
FWWAA is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which, in partnership with the City of San Jose Therapeutic Recreation Services, develops, promotes, and organizes community-based sport and recreation programs for individuals of all ages with various physical disabilities. FWWAA is recognized by the US Paralympics as Paralympic Sport Club Silicon Valley.
The development of FWWAA depends solely on volunteers, fundraising, grants, and private donations. In our organization, we want you to pick exactly where your donation goes – how wonderful is that?!
FWWAA accepts monetary and in-kind donations. Donation receipts are always available, upon request. If your mailed donation is for a specific program, please clearly note this on the check.
In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Northern California Regional Paralympic Sport Program, Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association will host Valor Games Far West June 11- 14, 2020 on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA.
This event is for any Veteran or active duty service member with a disability who is eligible for VA healthcare. The goal of the Valor Games is to introduce adapted sports to attendees.