Paralympics, para stands for parallel, meaning equal to, not paraplegic as thought by many people. Since 1988, the Paralympics they have taken place during the same year and venue as the Olympics.  Paralympians are ordinary people who never gave up. They found a way to achieve extraordinary results in the area of life that mattered most to them. The lessons they learned along the way: goal setting, hard work, teamwork and visualization, will help anyone succeed in life.

These world-elite athletes are committed to helping the youth in our community.  Their mission is to enrich, inspire, motivate and educate students about health and fitness as long-term goals. 

Candace Cable

Track & Field 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996

Alpine Skiing 1992

Nordic Skiing 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006

Breanna Clark

Track & Field 2016

"A bad start makes a good finish."

David Garza

Soccer 2016​

"I had two dreams as a child: representing my country by playing the sport I love and representing my country wearing the uniform of the United States Army. To be able to do both on a daily basis is truly a dream come true.”

Cody Michael Jones

Track & Field 2016

"It's not so much a disability, but a different ability."