Nebraska Adaptive Sports (NAS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975. It became an exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1988. NAS is the premier wheelchair sports organization in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Nebraska Adaptive Sports is operated in a 100% volunteer capacity and all coaches, event volunteers, and Board positions are unpaid positions.
Nebraska Adaptive Sports (formerly ENWAA) provides athletic opportunities for disabled children and adults. These opportunities include instruction, team organization, practice facilities, athletic equipment, registration fees, uniforms, travel expenses, team and individual awards, and much more.
There are many benefits associated with participation in wheelchair athletics. These include aerobic and muscle-building activities, building self-esteem, making life-long friendships, and travel to play teams from other areas. Also, many of our members have participated on the United States Paralympic Team and have had opportunities for international travel. Several of our members have received college scholarships through wheelchair athletics.
Current programs include:
1. Wheelchair Softball – adults and youth
2. Wheelchair Basketball – youth
3. Sitting Volleyball – adult
4. Quad Rugby – adult
5. Sled Hockey – adults and youth
Please refer to the individual pages for more detailed information regarding these opportunities.