No Barriers:  A Publication of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

January 2020

In This Issue...

  1. ALLOUT Adventure Program for People of ALL Abilities
  2. Messages from Founder & Exec Director
  3. SportsAbility -  April 2-4
  4. Paralympics

ALLOUT Adventure Program for People of ALL Abilities

Winter in Florida offers beautiful days filled with sunshine, a cool breeze, and clear skies. Imagine being able to participate in an inclusive leisurely fishing trip or ecology tour on an all accessible Bird Dog Boat. More

Information for People with a Spinal Cord Injury:
English / Spanish

Information for People with a Brain Injury:
English / Spanish

photo of David C. JonesFounder's Message:
Fodder from the Founder

David Jones

2019 was an outstanding year for the FDOA.  We have enjoyed a very healthy growth and have really moved the needle toward our most important goal: sustainability.  We will be celebrating our thirtieth year of operations in 2020.  It is mind boggling to think that I have been focused on the FDOA for nearly half of my life now. More


photo of Laurie GussakExecutive Director's Message:
2019 Year in Review

Laurie LoRe-Gussak, MBA, CAE, IOM
Since the inception of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA) we have had a vision of where we wanted to be. We have been working toward having residents and visitors of Florida of all ages and all abilities being able to participate in recreation activities of their choice without barriers to enable a healthier happier more productive society. 2019 Annual Report & more

Register Today for Miracle Sports in Tallahassee

Miracle Kickball began January 23 and will run through April 2. You may join at any time and come when it is convenient. We do not keep score and people of all ages with and without disabilities are all welcome. Kids play from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and adults from 7:00-8:00 p.m. every Thursday at Miracle Field at Messer Park in Tallahassee.


Paralympics - Get the scoop!

Every four years, the world of sports lights up for the Olympic Games as millions of people follow the event with passion. A couple of weeks after the competition ends, the Paralympic Games are being held in the same host city, where “valid” athletes and competitions are taken over by a wide spectrum of adapted sports and athletes. More

Save the date for SportsAbility Tallahassee
April 2-4, 2020!

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