mission statement

It is the mission of CATAPULT to facilitate a lifestyle of health and fitness to physically challenged individuals, so that they may meet their personal goals.

CATAPULT will work with individuals in our community and nationally, connecting them with opportunities, training, education, accessibility, and funding, so they may compete at all levels of athletics, from finishing a 5K to competing in the Paralympics.

CATAPULT aims to motivate and unite the community around us by demonstrating that disabilities are no limit to an individual’s capabilities.  

Since 2015, we have led the effort to provide training and full nondiscriminatory access to PC athletes in our community. In this time, we have assisted 100+ athletes cross the finish line of numerous races across the United States - from local 5k’s, to the North American Ironman Championships. if someone can dream it, we want to do our small part in bringing that dream to life. 

Since our inception, we have been at the forefront of local endurance races, helping to provide full access to all athletes despite in spite of any physical disability.  

CATAPULT has greatly assisted with my journey to become the fastest visually impaired runner in the country. Since working with CATAPULT, I have completed three marathons and even crossed the finish line of an Ironman in 2016!
— Matt Oliver, CATAPULT Athlete & 2015 USABA Marathon National Champion
CATAPULT’s fundraising helped me attend summer camps that have allowed me to improve my ability in my sports. Without them I would not have been able to attend these camps. Those camps helped me develop confidence to reach my goal of being the first double amputee in the NFL!
— Calder Hodge, CATAPULT Athlete & 2019 ESPY Award Winner