To provide opportunities to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece 45 of the 235 participating U.S. athletes (almost 20 percent) were supported by CAF. More recently at the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games in Torino, Itlay, CAF supported 23 of the 56 (41 percent) participating U.S. athletes.
1. To be a recognized leader in a movement through which physically challenged athletes are accepted and respected at the same level as able-bodied athletes;
2. To have a great and significant impact on each physically challenged athlete served; and
3. To reach out to the physically challenged community by providing inspiration, awareness and mentoring.