Jen Burkhart: Supporting Athletes w/ Physical Disabilities & Visual Impairments
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Jen Burkhart: Supporting Athletes w/ Physical Disabilities & Visual Impairments
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GLASA is dynamic organization that is growing by leaps and bounds.  They need support in order to buy equipment for athletes, venues to practice, and fund travel and other expenses.  The boys and girls and men and women who become involved and are a part of the GLASA team are changed forever.  They have goals, they have support, and they have dreams of what they want to accomplish athletically and in the world.  What they accomplish on the field or on the ice translates to accomplished and independent people capable of changing and shaping our world into a better place.  GLASA creates independence and strength through sports.  These athletes are going out into the world from what they have learned from caoches and being a part of a team that they can do anything in life and there are no barriers.  They give back to society so that now the next person can be helped and the next and the next.  It is endless with opportunity.  

Watch this video to get a sense of the impact that GLASA makes in the lives of the athletes AND families 

Personally, GLASA changed my son, Ethan's life.  He went from some kid that people looked upon with some kind of physical disability with arm crutches or a wheel chair to an adaptive sports athletes super star.  He travels the country and the world competing in wheelchair track and sled hockey.  Competes with kids and adults and is shattering the way our society looks at people who have a physical disability.  He is teaching society, through GLASA, that there are no limits to what the human spirit can do.   

Ethan is in this picture...4th athlete from the left.  His Dad, is one of the coaches as well.  

Ethan is in the video that is posted, he is the one they keep showing while I am speaking.  



ABOUT 2017 Chicago Marathon
Name Date Amount Comments
Zac Zarling 10/07/2017 $26.20 Have a great race.
Trish Spengel 10/07/2017 $50.00 Go, Jen! Good luck GLASA team!
Jennifer Lala 10/05/2017 $20.00  
The Picnic Basket 10/02/2017 $100.00  
Kathy Burkhart 10/02/2017 $100.00  
David Brearton 09/13/2017 $500.00  
Linda Kasten 09/12/2017 $100.00 All our support for you Jen and the GLASA athletes! From Terry and Linda Kasten
Elizabeth DeRosier 08/31/2017 $25.00 Good Luck Jen! Thanks for running!
Timothy Cassani 08/17/2017 $20.00 Best of luck.
Ken and Arta Burkhart 08/14/2017 $200.00 Yes you can!
Gretchen Clemens 08/12/2017 $50.00 Go Jen!
Kathy Biondi 08/11/2017 $100.00 Jennifer, you are such an inspiration!
Stephanie Cook 08/10/2017 $50.00 You are amazing ...good luck !
Jennifer Sawant 08/10/2017 $100.00  
Tracey Lucchesi 08/10/2017 $25.00 All the best!
Laurie Fattore 08/10/2017 $15.00 Heartfelt Blessings to Your & Yours Jen! <3 Namaste, Laurie
Julie Borrelli 08/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck from the Borrelli family!
  Total $1,581.20