Challenge Extended is a new podcast by Disabled Sports USA that focuses on the world of adaptive sports. Brought to you by the same folks that publish Challenge, the nation’s leading adaptive sports magazine, Challenge Extended provides you with everything you need and want to know about the adaptive sports field, including who’s who in adaptive sports, the latest technology, equipment, and resources in the industry, and upcoming events and opportunities you won’t want to miss.
In episodes of Challenge Extended, you will delve into the lives of athletes with physical disabilities to hear how they have been able to adapt and achieve, get the 411 on how to begin in or excel at a particular adaptive sport, learn the best techniques in training from coaches and program experts, or find out what’s on the cutting edge in terms of technology, equipment, or trends.
Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation, and educational programs. Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) has focused on one goal: To improve the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities. Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”
As the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, DSUSA serves more than 70,000 wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities in more than 50 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network of more than 140 community-based chapters in over 40 states. These sports opportunities transform the people we serve, highlighting the potential in each of us, embodied in the DSUSA motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!” DSUSA is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
Shuan Butcher serves as the Editor of the nationally-award winning Challenge magazine, the nation’s leading adaptive sports magazine. This is one of his primary roles as Communications Manager for Disabled Sports USA. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University. An Army Veteran, he is involved in various veterans-related efforts and organization, including coordinating one of the oldest Veterans Day Parades in the country. Shuan is a member of the National Press Club and the American Society of Magazine Editors and has written for various publications, including the Frederick News Post, Eastern Home & Travel magazine, and others. In addition to being a sports fan, he enjoys various outdoor recreational, arts and cultural events, and traveling.