No Barriers:  A Publication of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

December 2019

In This Issue...

  1. Pickleball for People of ALL Abilities
  2. Messages from Founder & Exec Director
  3. Miracle Sports in Tallahassee
  4. Meet New Staff - Kevin Taylor

Pickleball for People of ALL Abilities

Pickleball is a relatively new game, created by a family in 1965 near Seattle, WA with accessibility at the core of its creation. Due to its inclusive nature, its popularity has grown exponentially in recent years.  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

We are proud that Florida was recognized by Disabled Sports U.S. as the number three in top states in the country in offering adaptive sports opportunities.  We work hard to help advocate and educate for providing accessible and inclusive recreation programs, events and destinations statewide. We have many great partners that contribute to this important cause. More


Photo of Laurie GussakExecutive Director's Message:
Making the Holidays Special

Laurie LoRe-Gussak, MBA, CAE, IOM
he holiday season is upon us and we are all want to make it meaningful and special for those we love. Currently, we have many options that depict children and adults of all abilities. The diversity in our world makes it beautiful. Savannah Richter, our intern, helped to gather the following list of a few of the items that are available. More

Register Today for Miracle Sports in Tallahassee

The upcoming season is kickball which will begin January 23 and run through April 2. 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.


photo of Kevin TaylorMeet Kevin Taylor, the newest member of the FDOA Team!

Kevin is a digital marketing specialist with a diverse background. His experience includes being a military veteran, a graduate of Tallahassee Community College with a degree in Drafting and Design, an ordained inter-faith minister, and a small business owner. More

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

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