About Accessible Sports Greater Kansas City
Accessible Sports in Greater Kansas City addresses the bi-state metropolitan areas need for a community-wide approach to recreational activities and sports for people of all ages and with all types of disabilities.
Developed by The Whole Person (TWP), the project’s purpose is to reduce gaps in adaptive/accessible sports availability in the Greater Kansas City region and promote community inclusion and awareness of disabilities through sports. People with abilities and disabilities in Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas comprise the target population. More than 10% of Greater Kansas City residents have one or more disabilities.
AS-GKC.net is a stand-alone, community-wide, all-inclusive adaptive sports website and calendar that lists adaptive/accessible sports activities throughout the metropolitan area. Organizations, businesses, nonprofits, communities, groups, etc., that offer accessible sporting activities in the KC Metro Area (Missouri and Kansas) are encouraged to list their events, teams, activities, venues, etc., on the website.
The website was created to address the gaps in the Kansas City metropolitan area in communication, collaboration, and access to adaptive/accessible sports programs and venues for people of all ages with physical, mental health, and/or intellectual disabilities.
AS-GKC was developed through grants awarded to The Whole Person by the Health Forward Foundation in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.