Jun 05, 2019
Patrick Standen, NE Disabled Athletic Assocation
Supporting Vermont Athletes with Disabilities to Compete at their Highest Levels

Professor Patrick Standen teaches Philosophy at St. Michael's College and is the President of the Northest Disabled Athletic Association. Essex Rotary members who workout at The Sports and Fitness Edge will likely recognize Patrick who is active in both the pool and weight room.

The Northeast Disabled Athletic Association  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity working to enhance opportunities and provide support for individuals with physical disabilities who wish to participate in recreational and competitive athletics.  We enable athetes to play adaptive sports including sailing, sled hockey, power soccer, wheel chair (marathon) racing and more.   

NEDAA Mission

The NDAA exists to contribute to the public welfare through recreational and educational activities by supporting the development, sharing and use of knowledge and practice in athletics and recreational sports for people with disabilities in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens.

Our Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for people with physical disabilities to pursue a variety of recreational sports and competitive athletics.
  • To promote disabled athletes and athletics for persons with physical disabilities.
  • To sponsor athletes with physical disabilities in their pursuit of excellence in competition.
  • To support and encourage participation in sports, leisure activities and athletics by people with physical disabilities.