Arizona Disabled Sports

"Let no one sit on the sidelines!"
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AzDS Board of Directors
Gary Robbins, President
Barb Peacock, Secretary
Shaun Clark, Treasurer
Chuck Knapp, Accounting
Mark Grant, President Elect
Lane Gram, City of Mesa Representative
Steve Hogen, Mesa Public Schools Representative
Brandon Dale
Karen Eulate
Jonathan Geib
Jeff Gibson
Brenna Gingrich
John Hughes
Rusty Kennedy
John Krecek
Tony Leopard
Monique McGivney

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


Watch this promotional video to find out all you need to know about Arizona Disabled Sports and the amazing athletes that benefit from the services provided.

     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

Athlete Ambassador Program
The application for the 2016-2017 Athlete Ambassador Program is now available. Please download the form and return to Program Supervisor Nina Bernardo at
Thank you for your interest in our organization and programs.
2016-2017 Athlete Ambassador Application

Electronic Chair Giveaway
AzDS is giving away one (1) Invacare Pronto M51 with SureStep to a current athlete of AzDS. You must apply to be eligible for the giveaway. Application is due by Monday, July 3rd at 9:00am. Athletes who demonstrate a financial need and who require mobility assistance for everyday living should apply. Please send in applications to by the deadline. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact the office at 480-835-6273. Thank you.
Electronic Chair Giveaway Application


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