Fifth Annual ASPIRE Awards Held Oct. 22nd

Atlanta, October 23, 2023– The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. (AAASP) honored 43 key people and organizations on October 22nd for their outstanding contributions to support student athletes with physical disabilities to get “off the sidelines and into the game.” The Fifth Annual ASPIRE Awards Celebration, emceed by actor, writer and television  personality Patrick Cusick with special guest speaker, Aaron Golub, the first ever legally-blind Division I Athlete representing Tulane, was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Atlanta.

The Adapted Sports Programs in Recreation and Education (ASPIRE) Award recognizes the significant contributions of these individuals and organizations that have been central to the mission of making adapted sports programming available nationwide. Through these programs, student athletes with physical disabilities across the country reap the physical, social, emotional, and academic benefits of competitive athletics resulting in personal and social empowerment. AAASP received a record 59 nominations for the awards this year.

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