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Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Paralympic Sport Club logoThe mission of Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay is to promote health, independence, and personal growth for people with physical disabilities through sports.

Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay (PSTB) is one of more than 100 community-based programs established by the Paralympic Division of the United States Olympic Committee.

As a signature program of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department, PSTB provides year round sports and recreation programs that promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and recreational and competitive sports opportunities for area children and adults with physical disabilities.

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    For additional information, contact Sports Coordinator Andy Chasanoff at 813-744-5307.

    Program Highlights:

    • Named 2010 Sport Club of the Year by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee.
    • Over 300 athletes participate in at least one PSTB program or event each year.
    • PSTB offers ongoing programs for athletes at all levels from recreational to competitive elite in multiple sports such as wheelchair basketball, track and field, tennis, swimming, and archery.
    • PSTB offers periodic clinics in additional sports such as power lifting, golf, and water skiing.
    • In 2011, five athletes represented PSTB at the National Junior Disability Championships in Saginaw, Michigan where they finished first in the medium team division.
    • Tampa Thunder power soccer team finished third at the 2011 Premier Cup Nationals.
    • Tampa Bay Rays wheelchair softball team finished third in the nation at the 2011 National Wheelchair Softball championships.
    • Tampa Bay Strong Dogs, adult wheelchair basketball team, was ranked #19 nationally in 2011.

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    Special Olympics
    The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in athletic competitions.

    The Therapeutic Section of the Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department offers training and competition in aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, flag football and volleyball.  For more more information, contact Sheila Hill at 813-744-5978.

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