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When Disabled Kids Participate In Sports, They Can Realize Their Potential

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Dan James (@Dgjames70) joined PCA in 2017 as the first Executive Director of the Seattle chapter, where he leads the Chapter in creating a Development Zone culture for Seattle youth sports. Prior to joining PCA, Dan worked for the United States Tennis Association where he led the wheelchair tennis program coaching at 5 Paralympics. He played college tennis at Gustavus Adolphus College and began his coaching career under his head Coach Steve Wilkinson at Tennis and Life Camps.

In this video, James talks about the importance sport plays on teaching disabled children their true potential. Once you get these kids out of their fears of participation and being a part of something, everyone starts to realize a potential that was not seen before. Many of these kids never thought they could compete, but this is the gift of sport. They are given permission to achieve things they had never thought possible.