Pennsylvania Center for
Adapted Sports

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities through inclusive sport, wellness and recreation programs.

Administered from its office on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, PCAS currently operates 13 sport-and-wellness programs year-round, with a focus on building inclusive communities with barrier-free and supportive settings.

Our programs help participants build and maintain strength and function, improve emotional health, and develop lifelong friendships through engagement in sports and recreation in the community.


For all our participants, we provide equipment, venues, instruction, training, a team of peers and a capable group of encouraging volunteers. We offer children and adults a place where they can explore their abilities.


Alongside our fitness programs, PCAS offers consultation services to agencies and educational institutions, and serves as an advocate for adapted sports.

We especially strive to create opportunities for veterans and young athletes, including helping schools add adaptive sports programs and sustain a vibrant Para Sports culture.

My participation with PCAS ... has done wonders for my sense of confidence and self-esteem. I’m doing things I never thought would be possible for me to accomplish. I wish for the very same feelings of achievement for any disabled person who is ready for a challenge.
— Larry