What We Do
Sports for Special Athletes(SSA) enables athletes with special needs in the Waterloo Region to participate in a variety of summer and winter sports. From Blast Ball, Softball, Soccer, Mini Golf and Lawn Bowling to Speed Skating, Power Lifting, both 5 and 10 pin Bowling, Floor Hockey, Curling, Basketball and Martial Arts, SSA offers athletes varied opportunities to be included in sports for fun, health, character building and friendly competition.
Sports are coordinated and coached 100% by volunteers.
Operating funds are solicited from events, corporate sponsorships, memberships and personal donations. All money raised in the community goes directly into programs. There is no provincial or national body taking a percentage of the funds raised.
Who We Are
Sports for Special Athletes (SSA) volunteers and athletes are people just like you. We are your friends, neighbours and co-workers.
All members – athletes, volunteers and coaches are voting members. Family members are encouraged to register as members so they may also influence the direction of the organization.
Sports for Special Athletes was formed by coaches, volunteers and parents who acknowledged that many special needs individuals can learn the skills necessary to participate in existing community activities and competitions.
Our participants use safe, clean public facilities such as the Family Fitness Su-per Club and RIM Park. They become members of sports groups (i.e. Ontario Powerlifting Association, Heritage Lawn Bowling Club, K-W Ser-toma Speed Skating Club)