DAC is able to offer the programs we do in large part due to our volunteers. DAC believes in the power of peers and the opportunity to share with our community the abilities of our athletes with disabilities.
Students / Youth
Coachella Valley students from Palm Desert, Shadow Hills, La Quinta and Xavier High Schools and California State University, San Bernardino have dedicated their time to Desert Ability Center sponsored events. This invaluable community service opportunity teaches valuable life lessons of inclusion and increases their understanding of the abilities of people with disabilities.
Businesses & Organizations
Our most avid supporters are the riders of United Parcel Service (UPS Palm Springs, California) who accompanied our cyclists during rides to ensure safety and visibility.
Meet Kevin Hams of Mobility Professionals. Kevin has been supporting the community and Desert Ability Center to insure that our cyclists have access to the highest performing cycles.
HEART AND SOUL AWARD
Each year Desert Ability recognizes an individual or organization who has contributed to the success of our programs. We are appreciative of their support and contribution to the success of DAC. Congratulations Heart and Soul award recipients.
Ed Granados – 2019 Heart and Soul
Desert Ability Center was honored to present Veteran Ed Granados with our Heart and Soul Award.
Ed is the epitome of generosity of time and spirit and is ready, willing and able to meet the call. DAC and all those who know Ed appreciate his giving spirit and congratulate him on this award.
Kevin Hams – 2018 Heart and Soul
Desert Ability Center awarded our 2nd Annual Heart and Soul Award to Kevin Hams of Mobility Professionals. Kevin has been volunteering his time and talent for the past 5 years keeping our cycles up and running and helping those in need of wheelchairs and repairs. We truly could not do all we do without Kevin.
UPS – 2017 Heart and Soul
Desert Ability Center awarded its 1st Annual Heart and Soul Award to the drivers from UPS Palm Springs, CA who for the past two years have volunteered to ride with local paracyclists each month to insure their safety and promote their inclusion within the community. Our sincerest appreciation to Sean Nichols whose belief in the power of adaptive sports has inspired so many.