What is RAD?

RAD is a Chandler Arizona based non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by parents of individuals with disabilities and other concerned citizens.  RAD is dedicated to assisting any person who has a disability and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities.  This includes bowling, softball, golf, track, tennis, other therapeutic sports, social events as well as participation in annual Special Olympics competitions. Regular exercise is important to everyone for maintaining good health.  For individuals with disabilitie , the City of Chandler offers a year-round schedule of Special Olympics sports and other therapeutic fitness activities

RAD promotes and encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in these programs by raising funds and paying registration fees required by the City. RAD wants to pay so athletes can play.  If you have something you would like scholarship for, please complete the form and send it in.  We would like the chance to help.

As an organization of volunteer fundraisers, we are extremely proud of our history as a charity that uses almost 100% of our donations to pay the fees associated with therapeutic sports and recreation for our citizens with disabilities. We have paid the City of Chandler Therapeutic Recreation Program fees for various Special Olympics competitive sports such as bowling, track and field, basketball, golf, swimming, softball, flag football, and floor hockey and now soccer. We also sponsor special events such as our Spring Sock Hop, Holiday Movie Night, and Family Luau and Swim Party. We are hoping to continue, and even expand, our services in the future, but we need your help.


(Click on “Our Pictures” to see our awesome athletes in action and examples of sports we support.)