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Salute the Troops

     Community-integrated distance races

Annual Races | Salute The Troops (

WASA Wheelchair Academy

     How to live a rich and independent life in a wheelchair

Rolling with the Troops

     Racing, team sports and life skills testing through participation in major sports

Wheelchair Bootcamp for the Troops

     Individualized CrossFit training and aqua-therapy

WASA Packers Wheelchair Football

     Competitive league play within the National Wheelchair Football League

Hybrid Virtual Coaching

Connecting Veterans statewide

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Kenneth Lee - Army Veteran

On November 12, 2004, I was severely injured from a suicide car bomber while deployed to Iraq.  After a short period in a wheelchair, I resumed “normal” activities.  But my physical injuries prevented me from participating in “normal” sports activities.  On top of that, I was fighting a demon called PTSD. 

During those dark times, I desperately needed something I was familiar with - sports.  Sports were a big part of my life before being deployed, and clearly missing in my life after I returned from Iraq.

Adaptive sports were my lifeline as I struggled to get out of my “rut.”  Sports helped me heal and reconnect with my community. Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association (WASA) became a crucial remedy.  I became one of the founders of WASA and also compete as an athlete in the disabled category.

"Since participating in adaptive sports I've experienced a better quality of life. My mood has improved.  I feel stronger and less anxious.  My teammates have become my closest friends"

Alan Lewis - Army Veteran

On July 16, 2003, while serving with the Army’s 3rd Inf. Div., in Baghdad, I was conducting a patrol mission when my Humvee hit an anti-tank landmine.

My life changed in a split second. I suffered severe facial and body burns, damage to my left eye, a fractured left forearm and severe lower body injuries that required the amputation of both legs.

I returned stateside to recover at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where I met a fellow Iraq War veteran and double amputee who introduced me to adaptive sports. I am competitive by nature and wanted relationships with fellow vets, so this seemed like a good idea.

During the past 15 years, I have participated and excelled in adaptive sports, competing nationally in wheelchair lacrosse, basketball, hand-cycling, snowboarding and weightlifting. I am also a long-standing member of the Wounded Warriors Amputee football team in Milwaukee. I plan to now compete with the newly formed WASA Packers as well.

"Although my teammates now aren’t necessarily the ones I fought with, I still feel a sense of camaraderie among veterans who can relate to my situation"