Find a WAY to PLAY!
Parasport Flagstaff is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization developed in 2019 to provide adaptive athletics to people with disabilities in Northern Arizona. We specialize in Paralympic Sport opportunities for youth and adults. We have also realized a need for inclusive sport activities that those with and without disabilities can play together. By working together, we can overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Parasport Flagstaff.
MEET OUR TEAM
Jen Ruddell, Executive Director
Jen is a 2-time Paralympic gold medalist in wheelchair basketball. She has been in adaptive sport since 2001 as an athlete, coach, classifier, and educator. In 2004, Jen earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where she studied Sports Management with an emphasis in Adaptive Sport. Jen and her family have been in Flagstaff since 2016.
Kaitlyn Verfuerth, Associate Director
Kaitlyn is a 3-time Paralympic athlete competing in wheelchair tennis. She also enjoys wheelchair basketball, and is currently on the Paralympic Paracanoe team. In 2013, Kaitlyn earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and is now pursuing a Master's in Recreational Therapy. Kaitlyn and her family have lived in Flagstaff since 2012.
Get in the Game
Be a part of our team! See a sport we don't have, let us know! We are happy to introduce all sports to our community.
ADAPTIVE SPORT PRACTICE:
1-3pm, Coconino HS
Feb 2, 16
Mar 8, 15
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
Reinforcing our Commitment to our Community. Providing educational experiences in schools, hospitals, and rehab settings.
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."