Sports Authority announced a partnership with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Throughout the month of October, all Sports Authority locations nationwide will be collecting point-of-sale donations with the goal of raising at least $150,000 for the NSCD. All proceeds will go toward benefiting the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

We truly believe in the mission of the NSCD and are proud to partner with such an outstanding organization to help raise awareness and resources for a great cause, said Michael E. Foss, chief executive officer of Sports Authority. We believe in celebrating the good in sport and the NSCD does a tremendous job of providing therapeutic sports and recreational programs for people with disabilities. We are excited for our employees and customers to come together in support of this great cause.

The NSCD is recognized around the world as the premier therapeutic recreation organization, providing leadership and expertise in adaptive sports. Each year more than 3,000 children and adults with disabilities participate in year-round sports and recreational NSCD programs.

We are grateful to have Sports Authoritys support throughout the years. They have been a wonderful partner helping us raise awareness about our organization and providing financial support to the NSCD, said Becky Zimmermann, president and CEO of NSCD. With October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are especially thankful to have Sports Authoritys help in enabling the human spirit through therapeutic sports and recreation.