Oregon (Athletes Without Limits National Headquarters)

Athletes Without Limits is a National nonprofit and the USA Member of Virtus, the International sport federation for athletes with intellectual impairment.

We are proud to be headquartered in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

The following are Athletes Without Limits partnerships to support athletes with Autism, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability in the Oregon region. Interested athletes please contact us for more information.


  • Nordic Skiing (Bend, OR)
    MBSEF Stevenson Youth Nordic Ski Program is a mainstream learn-to-ski program for 7-11 year olds and is open to Athletes Without Limits skiers with intellectual impairments (AWL co-founder Barry Holman is a Stevenson Youth Nordic Ski Instructor). Program starts in December with Saturday or Sunday sessions through February. Contact us so we can help coordinate inclusion into this mainstream youth program.


  • Paddle Palace (Portland, OR)
    Train with Coach and Olympian Sean O’Neill at Paddle Palace in Tigard, OR! Table Tennis is a Paralympic Games sport for athletes with Intellectual Impairment. Camps, clinics and lessons are available for all levels.
  • Specialty Athletic Training (Portland, OR)
    Specialty Athletic Training specializes in personal training for people with special needs, including Autism, intellectual impairment and other disabilities and conditions.

Oregon Partners & Sponsors


Central Oregon Pediatrics Associates

2014-2019 Partner
As our first eligibility resource in the Pacific Northwest, COPA has generously ...
Picky Bars

Picky Bars

2017 Sponsor
Special Thanks to local Bend company Picky Bars for sponsoring our athletes ...


2017-2022 Supporter
Look forward to telling you more about the sport sunscreens by our newest ...
Skratch Labs

Scratch Labs

2015-2021 Supporter
Scratch labs if the nutritional drink sponsor of Athletes Without Limits ...


2021 Partner
KILOGEAR CUT is Athletes Without Limits official weighted training gear partner.
Sunnyside Sports

Sunnyside Sports

2017-2019 Supporter
Special thanks to our favorite local shop for supporting the Athletes Without ...
OSU Cascades

Oregon State University - Cascades

2016-2018 Partner
Athletes Without Limits partners with Oregon State University-Cascades Campus ...

Bowen Sports Performance

2019-2021 Partner

Kerrits Equestrian Apparel

2023 Global Games Team Sponsor
Kerrits is a Pacific Northwest based Equestrian Apparel Company that speciali...

AWL Bend Ambassadors

Athletes Without Limits National Headquarters is located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Meet our local booster team members who ride, run, ski, race and share their support of our athletes and mission.

Barry Holman

Barry Holman

AWL Co-founder & President, AWL Ambassador Team
"The Bend community has embraced Athletes Without Limits — we are so ...
Gina Miller Headshot

Gina Miller

AWL Ambassador
"As an ambassador for Athletes Without Limits, I have the honor to learn about ...
Wade Miller

Wade Miller

AWL Ambassador
"Whether I am training alongside an AWL athlete in support of them reaching ...
Roger Rudolph

Roger Rudolph

AWL Ambassador
Bend, Oregon