The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) has recently awarded $1.2 million in grants to 21 organizations, in its first round of grant giving for the year.

New to this year’s group of grant recipients was the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which will use the funds to provide adaptive sports equipment to youth with permanent physical disabilities.

“The Challenged Athletes Foundation is tremendously grateful for GSD’s support,” says James Sa, associate business development manager.

“The funding will be used to help provide adaptive sports equipment for youth with permanent physical disabilities. These items—prosthetic running blades, handcycles, basketball chairs—they don’t just allow a kid to play, they provide the social environment to build competitive spirit, teach sportsmanship, and find success,” he adds, in a media release from GSD.

“We are excited to have the Challenged Athletes Foundation on board,” states Dr Steven Ungerleider, executive board member for GSD. “They open doors of opportunity for youth with disabilities and are changing lives with their work.”

Via the grants, GSD supports underserved youth through education, sport-based, and health initiatives.

“By supporting these outstanding organizations, we remain true to our mission to promote fair play, education, and the benefits of sports for youth around the world,” explains David Ulich, executive board member for GSD, the release continues.

For more information, visit The Foundation for Global Sports Development.

[Source(s): Global Sports Development, PRWeb]