Athlete Spotlight - Zachary Grover

Posted: May 10, 2016

My name is Zachary.  I am 11 years old and have a mild form of cerebral palsy.  My family and I learned about ASRA after my mom read an article in the newspaper about the Stroll and Roll about five years ago.  I have been going to their summer camp ever since.  I now play sled hockey through ASRA and am very glad we learned about the organization.  I have also played wheelchair rugby through ASRA .  This will be my 5th year at camp, and I am very excited.


I am a sports fanatic, and I enjoy the ASRA adaptive sports camp because it allows me to try many adaptive sports that I would not have gotten to try if I was not in the camp.  I had no idea there was wheelchair soccer until I went to camp.  Same thing with golf.  Adaptive sports lets people with disabilities or setbacks play the sport they love.  I am not able to ice skate and I thought I would never get to play hockey, just dream of playing it.  Then we found out about sled hockey and now my dream is a reality.  Adaptive sports mean a lot to me.  I can play basketball and golf.  However, I would never have played tennis and didn’t’ even know I could until I came to camp and they got me in a wheelchair.  It was amazing!  It’s a whole different world.  Same thing with wheelchair rugby.  I didn’t even know there was such a sport, until you guessed it, at camp.


ASRA has introduced me to many different sports, and the organization has truly changed my life for the better.  It’s an amazing organization and I hope many more kids will learn about adaptive sports and try them through ASRA.  You are really missing something if you don’t.  That’s my story.  I hope you are now inspired to try adaptive sports and learn ASRA’s mission.

Image: Athlete Spotlight - Zachary Grover

Other News

10.30.2016 - Sports Camp

Junior Adaptive Sports Camp 2016 from ra creations studio on...

07.07.2016 - Volunteer Orientation

The next volunteer orientation is July 12th

05.24.2016 - San Diego Festival of the Arts June 11 & 12th

Enjoy work by 200 artists at the San Diego Festival of the Arts, June 11 and 12 at Waterfront Park. Produced by Kiwanis and San Diego Magazine, this unforgettable weekend filled with art, food, craft beer and entertainment benefits programs for San Diegans with disabilities. Purchase tickets in advance at

04.20.2016 - Track and Field Program Underway!

With sunny skies and warm weather headed our way, we have launched our track and field program!

03.30.2016 - Athlete Spotlight - Joey Vildibill

Joey is a fierce athlete and welcomes the competition he receives from his sporting community. Born with Spina Bifida, he was introduced to adaptive sports in the summer of 2011

03.15.2016 - Emma Mondragon

Watch out World, Here I Come! Unforgettable is the word that best describes Emma Mondragon. At only 7 she has had a full life, leaving a wondrous trail of change and happiness everywhere she rolls.

02.26.2016 - track and field clinic

Track and Field Clinic coming April 2nd!  Join us at the Olympic Training Center from 9-3 and try wheelchair or amubulatory racing and seated or standing throws!  Learn from the experts!  Register at...