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.
FWWAA supports the philosophy of recognizing an individual’s abilities, rather than focusing on their disability. Our exceptional staff and coaches provide the necessary tools to empower our athletes by teaching independence, positive self-worth and self-efficacy. FWWAA fosters these ideals by offering adaptive sporting programs to the community, similar to the opportunities offered to the able-bodied population.
FWWAA programs increase athletes social, psychological, and physical well-being. These programs cater to a wide array of physical disabilities including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation, visual impairments, muscular dystrophy, and other neuromuscular impairments.
About the Organization
Incorporated in 1968, FWWAA is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit guided by an Executive Board of Directors. As a sanctioned Chapter of Adaptive Sports, USA (ASUSA) and recognized by the U.S. Paralympic Committee as Paralympic Sport Club Silicon Valley, FWWAA has provided thousands of sports opportunities for persons with physical disabilities.
FWWAA has served as host for regional and national competitions including the National Junior Disability Championships, National Wheelchair Basketball Association Final Four, and Paralympic Track and Field Qualifier. Since 1983 FWWAA has run the annual Northern California Junior Sports Camp, a residential, multi-sport camp for 5-21 year-olds who have physical disabilities.