Learn More About SKLZ Community Partner Challenged Athletes Foundation

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Challenged Athletes Foundation and SKLZ Partner Up

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is responsible for distributing $3.5 MILLION DOLLARS in funds to support 1,709 GRANTS, supplying equipment and competition expenses to challenged athletes in over 60 SPORTS. And that's just 2015!

A Cause We Believe In

SKLZ at CAF's Million Dollar Challenge Ride-In Event

Over the last 21 years, CAF has made a huge impact on the global athletic community. And while SKLZ has proudly supported their annual fundraiser, the Million Dollar Challenge, for 5 years running, we see an opportunity to help prepare their athletes for sport all year long.

Community Partners

Building on the strengths of each organization, this partnership will yield big things for the community:

  • SKLZ will be providing CAF's athletes the training equipment and instruction they need to take the next step in their journey back to sport.
  • SKLZ and CAF will be sharing stories that will celebrate CAF's athletes in key sports including baseball, soccer, basketball and golf.
  • This holiday season both brands will be coming together to launch an entirely new product that will raise both awareness and funds for a special CAF program. (Details coming soon!)

Learn More About the Sports CAF Supports

BEEP BASEBALL

CAF Athlete Joe M Playing Beep Baseball

Beep Baseball provides visually impaired athletes the opportunity to play America’s favorite sport. Through a ball that beeps and bases that buzz, players are able to use things other than sight to play the game. 

POWER SOCCER

CAF Athlete Jake B Playing Power Soccer

Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Two teams of four players attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in a skilled and challenging game similar to able-bodied soccer.

BLIND GOLF

CAF Athlete Jeremy P Plays Blind Golf

Blind and visually impaired golf is played with the assistance of a sighted coach. As a team, golfers and coaches are expected to follow the established rules of golf with the exception of being able to ground a club in a hazard and have the coach stand behind the golfer when lining up a putt.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Paralympics Day 10 - CAF Athlete Playing Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball was first introduced in World War II and is now one of the top sports for disabled athletes. It is played with teams of five players each and the measurements of the court and the height of the baskets are the same as in able-bodied basketball. 

Connect with CAF

Visit CAF's site to learn more about their organization or to get involved.

To stay up-to-date on their grants, events, athletes and more, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Coming soon: a closer look at some of CAF's incredible athletes.