National Organizations

Achilles International Logo

Achilles International

Achilles International’s mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

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Team Red White and Blue Logo

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB athletes are already guiding visually impaired runners and triathletes nationwide. We have over 65,000 veteran and civilian members across the United States and internationally and our members stand ready to assist visually impaired individuals on a moment’s notice.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

Access for Athletes — Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® (CAF) flagship program — steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals.

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United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)

Since its founding in 1976, USABA, a community-based organization of the United States Olympic Committee, has reached more than 100,000 blind individuals. The organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes, it has become a champion of the abilities of Americans who are legally blind. USABA’s mission: to enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity. For more information go to


C Different Foundation

C Different Foundation was founded to inspire visually impaired people around the world to lead active and healthy lives. We achieve this by connecting them with sighted guides and involving communities to support their endeavors. 

Additionally, CDF seeks to inspire and educate others through the telling of the stories and circumstances of our athletes and their guides.

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