No Barriers:  A Publication of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

August 2019

In This Issue...

  1. Goalball for People of ALL Abilities
  2. Messages from Founder & Exec Director
  3. Miracle Sports in Tallahassee
  4. Big Kahuna

Goalball for People of ALL Abilities

Goalball is an exciting and competitive team sport for athletes with and without vision impairments. It involves two teams of three blindfolded players, in order to even the playing field for everyone. The players compete by throwing a “bell-ball” toward their opponent’s goal and using their body to protect their own goal. 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

Hard to imagine that fall is so near with all of this extreme heat we are experiencing. I’m looking forward to a cool crisp morning in the woods to enjoy nature and the outdoors during the first Mobility Impaired Hunt of the season. Plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy nature in our Fabulous Florida. Watch for other ALLOUT Adventure opportunities coming soon! More


Laurie Gussak accepting Florida Association of the Year awardExecutive Director's Message:
FDOA wins FSAE Assoc of Year

Laurie LoRe-Gussak, MBA, CAE, IOM

This year Florida Disabled Outdoors Association was honored to receive the Florida Association of the Year Award. The award is given for setting the standard for professional excellence and exemplary leadership in the association community.

Register Today for Miracle Sports in Tallahassee

The upcoming season is baseball which will begin September 5 and run through November 14. Kids play from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and adults from 7:00-8:00 p.m. every Thursday at Miracle Field.


4th Annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge - September 22nd!

Enter your organization in Tallahassee’s Voyager Canoe Race to support Florida Disabled Outdoors Association & SportsAbility! Get your friends together for a teams of 10-14 Paddlers in Giant Voyageur Canoe. Teams have two opportunities to race 400 yards against the clock. The 2 fastest will compete head to head to be BIG KAHUNA! We can even find a team to paddle for you! No experience necessary and it will be FUN!! More

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

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