We Are Lakeshore

We are a local organization with a global reach. We are Lakeshore. Our mission is to provide opportunities for people with a physical disability to live an active, healthy life. Join the movement.

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How do we fulfill our mission? Through activity, research and advocacy.

Activity: Our aquatics, fitness, recreation and athletic programs get everyone moving. We are distinct as a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site that brings elite athletes from across the globe to train and compete.

Research: Our UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative develops and evaluates new programs and technology in exercise, sport science, health promotion and rehabilitation engineering.

Advocacy: Our advocacy and policy team invites people with and without disabilities to be engaged, informed and empowered to create partnerships that promote inclusion, access and equal representation in our local, national and global policy initiatives.

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How to Get Involved / Ways to Give

Join

We operate as a local fitness center for people with a physical disability or chronic health condition and household family members. We offer over 90 weekly classes, programs, summer camps, and competitive or recreational adapted sports for kids and adults.

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Volunteer

Whether you are a teen or college student looking for a valuable service opportunity, business or community group wanting make connections and give back, or an individual interested in consistent meaningful work, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.

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Give

Your support is critical to our mission. When you give, you help to remove barriers and provide greater access to disability sport, injured military programs, and important research and advocacy initiatives that promote equitable physical activity opportunities for all people.

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