Hall of Fame
Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame
Detroit, MI Athletes with Disabilities Network hosted the 15th Annual Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Awards Dinner presented by ResMed on October 24 at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Michigan. Radio personality "Big Al" Muskavito was on-hand as the event's emcee and Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Ryan Broyles presented the awards to each of the honorees.
Established in 1999, the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame has recognized nearly 100 individuals who share a passion for life and a dedication to inspire others through their words, actions and giving back to the community. The Hall of Fame represents a unique opportunity for athletes with disabilities to be enshrined for their athletic accomplishments, as well as community leaders for their work with persons with disabilities. Honorees are not only a "Who's Who" in their sports, but are role models for the next generation of young people with disabilities, and their awe-inspiring stories bring much-needed awareness to the general public.
The 2013 Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Dinner would not be possible without the support of dozens of sponsors and partners. We extend a special thank you to our presenting sponsor ResMed, Wright & Filippis, Burroughs, Unisys Corporation, Invacare, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, OPGA, Quantum Rehab and Burke Video, among many other sponsors and partners.
The evening was a celebration of the accomplishments of persons of all disabilities highlighting the strength of the human spirit and the value of never giving up on a dream.
National Hall of Fame
Rick Knas Lifetime Achievement Award
Patricia "Paddy" Rossbach
Pat McDonald Female Athlete of the Year Award
Roger McCarville Male Athlete of the Year Award
Mark "Doc" Andrews Rising Star Award
Special Recognition of the 2013 NWBA Division III National Champions RIM's Detroit Diehards
Funds raised at the event help to support ADN's mission, which is to promote a better quality of life for people with physical disabilities by creating awareness and offering opportunities to get involved with athletic, recreational and educational activities nationwide.
Each year, ADN directly touches the lives of thousands through their Mentoring & Outreach Program, Extremity Games, the collegiate scholarship program, and the Hall of Fame event. Through their leadership role with the Adaptive Sports & Recreation Coalition and high-profile appearances at community events and trade shows including ADN's annual involvement as an event partner with Detroit Lions Charities ADN is uniquely positioned.
For more information on ADN and its programs, please call 248.829.8353 or visit www.adnpage.org.