Arizona Disabled Sports

"Let no one sit on the sidelines!"
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AzDS Board of Directors
Barb Peacock, President
Gary Robbins, President-Elect
Monique McGivney, Secretary
Shaun Clark, Treasurer
Chuck Knapp, Accounting
Mark Grant, City of Mesa Representative
Steve Hogen, Mesa Public Schools Representative
Brandon Dale
Jeff Gibson
John Hughes
John Krecek
Brad Williams

Our motto is to "Let no one sit on the sidelines!"

Our vision is a community that creates opportunity and empowers individuals of all abilities through sports and recreation.

Mission Statement:
Recognizing the importance of recreation, leisure and competitive opportunities that contribute to quality of life, the primary mission of AzDS is to provide a wide variety of programs and activities to individuals with disabilities. Through participation, the athlete will realize individual accomplishment, self-esteem, respect for themselves and others.

    News, Highlights and Events

Nearly 300 athletes from all over the World
competing in Desert Challenge Games

The annual Desert Challenge Games hosted by Arizona Disabled Sports from May 14-17, 2015 will host nearly 300 athletes of all ability levels from all across the World. Athletes have the opportunity to qualify for National and International competitions in archery, swim, track and field.

The local Arizona Heat team entered 45 athletes for the competition. Come cheer on all of the athletes at this amazing event!

Swimming at Kino Aquatic Center - Thursday, May 14
Track and Field at ASU Joe Selleh Track - Fri/Sat, May 15-16
Archery at Papago Park Archery Range - Sunday, May 17

     Register for the Upcoming Season

Arizona Disabled Sports offers two different types of programs which include adaptive opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through the Team Mesa Programs as well as adaptive opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities through the Arizona Heat Physically Challenged programs.

Programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities:
For more information about the programs offered for individuals with intellectual disabilities, visit the Team Mesa Program page.

To sign-up for the email List-serv for the Team Mesa programs click HERE. Enter your email address and select "Mentally Disabled Programs" or "Adaptive Social Programs" and then click Subscribe. You will immediately receive an email from the City of Mesa in which you need to click a link to confirm your subscription.

Programs for individuals with physical disabilities:
For more information about the programs offered for individuals with physical disabilities, visit the Physically Challenged page.

To sign-up for the email listserv for the  Physically Challenged programs, send an email to


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