Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)


About Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, provides year-round adaptive sports, clinics, camps, and special events for youth, adults and veterans who have a primary physical or visual impairment. GLASA enhances quality of life by removing barriers, raising expectations, setting goals and achieving success!

GLASA programs include, but are not limited to: Air Rifle, Archery, Tennis, Track & Field, Power Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Hand-cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Sled Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Goalball for the Visually Impaired, Water Skiing, Yoga and much more.

GLASA depends on volunteers, fundraising, private donations, grants and corporate donations in order to operate.

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Current Opportunities at Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

Twilight 5K Run/Walk/Roll

GLASA is holding its Annual 5K Twilight Run/Walk/Roll on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th and we need your help!

The Twilight Run/Walk /Roll & Post-Race Party is one of the largest CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) certified 5K races in the Chicago-land area featuring disabled and non-disabled athletes competing side by side. The purpose of this event is to provide exposure to Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association and an opportunity for athletes who have physical or visual disabilities to embrace the GLASA motto of “Let No One Sit on the Sidelines”. The start and finish of the race, as well as the Post Race Party, is at the Gorton Community Center, with the course winding through the beautiful streets of Lake Forest. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers aged 14 and up to help in a variety of volunteer positions. The link will direct you to a sign-up page that includes a more detailed description of the event and the different volunteer opportunities provided: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a44aaa62bab9-20223 

If you would like to participate in the Twilight 5k Run/Walk/Roll or the Children’s Fun Run as a runner, please visit www.glasatwilight.org.

If you are interested in being a guide (running or biking), please contact Cindy Housner at chousner@glasa.org. Running guides will assist runners that are visually impaired, biking guides will assist racers in cycles, track chairs and other manual chairs. 

  • Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
  • Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045
Type: One Day Service Event
Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People Over 16, People with Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities, Health & Wellness
Days: Saturday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings

USA Wheelchair Football Tournament

GLASA is currently hosting some weekly programming and planning event opportunities that require large numbers of volunteers coming in a few short weeks. We would love for you to take a look at the opportunities we have available and spread the word to others to help our programs grow!
 
GLASA will host the first tournament of 2022 where seven USA Wheelchair Football League teams from across the country will compete. Teams include Birmingham, Buffalo, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Dallas, Milwaukee and of course Chicago’s GLASA Bears! 
 
This tournament will be hosted this week, August 12-14th at the College of Lake County.

 
If you are interested in volunteering, this link will direct you to a sign-up page that includes a more detailed description of the event and the different volunteer opportunities provided:
 
​I personally would like to thank you for your dedication to GLASA. We could not be able to host as many events and programs for our athletes if it was not for your donated time and effort! If you have any questions about additional volunteer opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
 

Emily Higgins

Volunteer Coordinator, GLASA

volunteer@glasa.org  |  (847) 989 -7743

GLASA Web​site  |  Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

  • Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
  • 19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, People Over 16, People with Disabilities
Categories: Disabilities, Health & Wellness
Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings
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