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OUR MISSION

The mission of the International Institute of SPORT (IIOS) is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the less economically developed countries worldwide.

WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit advocating for the disabled in areas of public access, education, integration, job skills, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and disaster relief. We are educators, artists, administrators and professionals. We are also networkers and are grateful for our partners.

WHAT WE DO

We engage children and adults in art projects geared to developing an understanding of disability.  We help rehabilitate and train disabled athletes for the Paralympics. We help disabled people become employees and business owners. We provide art supplies, medical supplies and mobility devices. We represent disabled artists in the world art market. We advocate for the disabled in business and government affairs to help secure access to jobs and transportation.


Daniel Sorrells - Logistics Coordinator


Daniel Sorrells

Growing up and working with many of Madagascar and Zimbabwe’s poor and disabled has given Daniel a desire to continue helping those in need. Daniel was a four time Academic All-Conference football (soccer) athlete in college and combines his love for the world’s most popular sport with his appreciation of art. As a student of African history, Daniel is currently pursuing a professional career that would enable him to continue to help those in need.

Daniel recently graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas and passed the Texas Bar in February 2010. Daniel hopes to be able to use this law degree to further the goals of the International Institute of SPORT. Furthermore, having seen the atrocities and daily suffering of so many of the world's poor and disabled, especially those in Zimbabwe, Daniel's dream is to assist those in need and to promote basic human rights.

Daniel is also gearing up for the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup (soccer) in South Africa and hoping that an African country will finally be able to win football's most coveted trophy. Hopefully, Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national team, will be able to emulate the South African Springboks' amazing 1995 Rugby World Cup triumph. Being in South Africa during that tournament in 1995, Daniel witnessed firsthand the power sport has to unite a country. He relived that unique 1995 experience recently while watching the newly released movie, Invictus - the moving story of South African president, Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

With the world's largest sporting event coming soon to South Africa, it is Daniel's belief and wish that all of Africa will be able to unite in peace and prosperity to watch and enjoy the 2010 World Cup of Football.

One of the greatest aspects of soccer is that everyone can play. Soccer sees no race, color, age, or socio-economic status. In October 2010, the Amputee Soccer World Cup will be taking place in Argentina. Although it will not get a fraction of the attention that the FIFA World Cup in South Africa will get, the Amputee World Cup will be just as exciting and spectacular. Amputee soccer is truly amazing to watch and invigorating to see such remarkable athletes grace a football pitch.

Currently, Daniel is working with Ed Sakiewicz at the San Antonio S.T.A.R. soccer complex next to Morgan’s Wonderland. Daniel is hoping to help establish an amputee soccer team in San Antonio to compete in a national amputee soccer league. Daniel hopes that soon Haiti’s amputee soccer team will be able to travel to San Antonio and have good competition to play against in the build up to the World Cup. Daniel is looking forward to watching the entire tournament and has his fingers crossed that Haiti will not only represent their country admirably, but will also lift the Cup.