– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


GLASA promotes the physical and mental well-being of youth and adults who have a primary physical disability and/or visual impairment through adaptive recreational, integrative, and competitive sports. Overall we look to promote healthy lifestyles and increase physical, social, and emotional well-being and self-sufficiency for our athletes. Our motto: Let No One Sit on the Sidelines!


The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, provides year-round sports, clinics, camps, and special events for people with 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, Boccia, Tennis, Track & Field, Power Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Hand-cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Sled Ice Hockey, Swimming, Kayaking, Goalball for the Visually Impaired, Downhill Skiing, Water Skiing, Yoga

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

Make a difference! Dontate your time and talents to GLASA!

Opportunities Available with Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Gift Wrap Fundraiser

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, is fortunate to take part in the Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser once again at Gurnee Mills from December 21 – 24, 2019. Volunteers will be scheduled…


Adult National Open & Great Lakes Regional Games

  The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) is hosting the 2017 Adult National Open & Great Lakes Regional Games (ANO GLRG) the weekend of June 8 – 11, 2017 at Lake Forest High School (Thursday/Friday/Saturday) and…