Newsletter - June 2021

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association has changed it's name to SportsAbility Alliance. This will better reflect the range of indoor, outdoor and virtual programs; the inclusive nature of the organization; the partnerships of providers, volunteers and participants; and recognition of the SportsAbility Expo program. ALL ages and ALL abilities!

SportsAbility Sampler at Family Cafe

The SportsAbility Sampler at the Family Cafe went virtual and we brought all the recreation along! You can still virtually experience a variety education sessions and workouts and recreation activities. The sessions will be available until June 30th any time of day.

Laurie Gussak

Executive Director's Message

We are so excited that this year's SportsAbility 2021 had an exciting array of programs - both live and virtual! Recreation and active leisure activities included:
(1) SportsAbility Expo - Virtual Conference and Tradeshow - April 8, 2021 to April 30, 2021
(2) Virtual Reality SportsAbility Park – 24 Hours a Day
(3) Variety of In-person Recreation Activities throughout Florida - April 8, 2021 to May 2, 2021 throughout Florida
(4) SportsAbility Sampler at Family Café – Virtually June 11, 2021 to June 30, 2021

David Jones

Founder's Message


People want to play. People need to play. All people, all ages, different interest. People want to be active, go places, and do things. I do too! We’ve been cooped up and held down for almost a year and a half now. Things are finally looking better and we are ready to get back to what we like to do. We enhance lives by helping people to enjoy a more active lifestyle. Nature and the Great Outdoors are calling for us.   It can be the just the medicine that you need for healing and strengthening your mind, body and spirit.

Remote Work as the Pathway to Inclusivity

 Following the coronavirus crisis, the workplace has changed for just about everyone. Logging onto Zoom meetings has become the regular substitute for arriving at the office and being greeted by coworkers in person. While most people are experiencing the transition to remote work, one company, in particular, has been very familiar with virtual office space for years. The company has built a model to encourage inclusivity for years, dating back to before the pandemic. It has no intention of going back into the office anytime soon.

Miracle Sports Coach Cassidy

Miracle Sports Virtual Sessions


Improve your fitness from the comfort of your own home!

Join Coach Cassidy for interactive fitness classes. We'll work on our strength and endurance, play some games, and have a lot of fun. All sessions will be adapted so EVERYONE can join in!

Cassidy's sessions will be held:
Sundays 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  AND  Mondays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 USTA Florida Tennis Instructor

Miracle Sports In-Person Indoor Tennis - July 2021

Ready for some in-person interaction? Join us for indoor tennis in July!

We have partnered with the City of Tallahassee Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs and United States Tennis Association to offer indoor tennis in Tallahassee.

Dates: July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29

Times: Choose either 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm OR 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

We will be following strict "Return to Play" safety protocols to ensure the safety of participants and staff.

SportsAbility Alliance
3035 Eliza Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 201-2944
[email protected] 


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Any donation amount appreciated.

FDOA gratefully accepts tax deductible donations and in-kind gifts as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. (Federal ID# 59-3051552)