Award Recipients

Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA)

What did we do to help?

The Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) is a nonprofit organization for disabled athletes. Ferguson Roofing made a financial contribution to support their efforts to provide therapeutic sport and fitness opportunities for their athletes.

What does the Disabled Athlete Sports Association do?

Kelly Behlmann began working as a therapist with disabled children in 1979. That’s when she began transforming her career into a dream of serving those in need of therapy. She focused on what skills patients can develop rather than on the abilities they’ve lost. That dream grew to become the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA).

Now DASA utilizes the Motivational Opportunities and Rehabilitative Exercise (M.O.R.E.) strategy to facilitate strength, endurance, and daily skills to improve mobility, functionality, and independence.

By emphasizing training for sport and participation, these individuals reduce the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) entrusts DASA to provide paralympic sports training as well as educating the community at large about the availability of disabled sports. The USOC recognizes DASA as an official Paralympic Sports Club.

The DASA mission promotes healthy living for the individual and the whole family in an effort to empower individuals to improve their physical and emotional well being. Athletes forge their skills to face the challenges of everyday life while reaching toward the fullest potential of their natural abilities.

Why did we choose to support the DASA?

DASA has helped the Ferguson Roofing family directly. One of our employees lost a limb and selected DASA as an award winner understanding how much they affect people’s lives after learning to use their own new prosthetic. We want to support our employees and others as they overcome obstacles and enter a new life.

DASA inspires us because they help those in need through the type of empowerment that comes from hard work and hard-won skills. They provide the skills and training that lead to greater opportunities and ultimately to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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