ASL Sports in Guatemala

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During July of 2013, ASL Sports joined forces with fellow nonprofit organization Partners in Development to sponsor eight ASL Soccer Clinics in San Bernadino, Guatemala.  Facilitated by steadfast ASL Sports volunteers, medical professionals, Partners in Development staff members, students from the Greely High School of Maine, and local teenagers, the collaborative effort afforded both children with disabilities and disenfranchised young women the opportunity to participate in organized athletics.

 

ASL Sports’s objectives in hosting the Clinics were to combat social stigmas regarding physical and cognitive disabilities within the rural region of Guatemala and to foster awareness, community volunteerism, and social entrepreneurism.  Additionally, ASL Sports set out to challenge and dissolve the gender barrier that plagues the region.

 

Thanks to generous donors and sponsors, ASL Sports also provided the local community with soccer and safety equipment.

 

We urge you to experience the Clinics yourself by viewing the photographs taken by members of the ASL Sports Team.

  • Our Dream

     

    "I would like to take this moment to thank ASL Sports. Such a great organization deserves credit. [It] has allowed [our child] to experience a sense of teamwork, competition, and a feeling of athletic achievement. He would not have been able to do this anywhere else."
    --Father of an ASL Baseball Clinic participant

    We strive to make every child's dream a reality. Comprised of a staff of many capable volunteers, sign interpreters, and passionate parents, we will not rest until every child with a cognitive or physical disability has the opportunity to engage in athletic activities in a safe and secure environment. At our frequent clinics, we stress essential life skills such as teamwork, acceptance, and, most importantly, fun. Join us at one of our events and experience it for yourself!

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