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What is the Challenged Athletes Foundation?
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges get involved, and stay involved, in sports. Headquartered in San Diego with regional chapters, CAF provides unparalleled sports opportunities, hope, education, and inspiration enabling physically challenged individuals to live active lifestyles.

Many of our Action Pass members have asked how they can get involved and help Challenged Athletes Foundation. If you donate $50 or more to CAF, we'll send you a $10 Action Pass Reward.

It's our way of saying thank you for helping out this great organization.

How To Donate:
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Your contribution to CAF (a non-profit organization) is tax-deductible.
How Does CAF Help?
More than eight cents of every dollar raised by CAF provides funding for adaptive sports equipment, training and competition expenses, programs and events that help challenged athletes get off the sidelines and into the game.
Why Do Challenged Athletes Need Funding?
According to U.S. Paralympics, there are 21 million individuals living with a disability in the United States today. only one in 10 takes part in fitness activities on a daily basis. A major impediment is cost. Equipment and specialized training that allows these individual to engage in active lifestyles is very expensive - in fact, for many, it's cost-prohibitive and is not covered by insurance.
When You Donate To CAF...
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you help provide technical equipment like adaptive running legs to physically challenged athletes like Paul Martin, who lost his left leg below the knee in a devastating car accident. Paul is now a nine-time Ironman and won't be slowing down anytime soon.
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you provide training, equipment and support to help challenged athletes reach their Paralympic dreams. CAF supported 21% of the participating U.S. athletes at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China and over 40% of the U.S. athletes at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you support programs like Operation Rebound, which provides funding and support to active and veteran military service members and first responders who have suffered permanent physical injuries.
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you help fund sports clinics throughout the country, where challenged athletes like Denise Castelli, once an all-star collegiate softball player, can learn to run again on a prosthetic.
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you support mentoring programs where inspirational heroes like Major David Rozelle, a below-knee amputee from a landmine explosion while he served in Iraq, helps other injured military service members through their rehabilitation process.
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you help amputee kids, like Mei Mei White, race with their peers and experience the exhilaration of crossing the finish line for the first time.
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you give blind athletes like Ian Gayola the opportunity to redefine the meaning of "possible" by riding a 56-mile bike course and crossing the finish line - a feat many once deemed "impossible."
  • When you donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, you provide a challenged athlete, like mother-of-two Jean Draper, the funding needed to travel and compete at a world-class Paratriathlon level. Now, just three years after losing her leg in a hit-and-run accident, she is proving to her children, and people everywhere, that nothing can keep her from reaching her goals.
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