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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.


Pat Probst - Secretary Treasurer


Pat Probst

Pat Probst has been a compassionate caregiver ever since the 4th grade when he began administering adrenalin shots for his mother who suffered from asthma. Because of his mother's medical bills there was no money for Pat to attend college, so in 1955 Pat went to work for General Motors.

Pat was drafted by the Army in 1959 where he served as Battalion Clerk for a Howitzer unit. He married in 1960. Then, following an honorable discharge in 1961, Pat returned to General Motors.

As a Material Analyst for GM, Pat maintained optimal parts inventories and managed parts obsolescene. Pat retired from GM after 36 years, then worked as a supervisor for Act Media and America Marketing.

Pat served as treasurer for Westside Baptist Church for 2 years and Trinity Baptist Church for over 14 years. Under his strong financial leadership, Pat was instrumental in growing Trinity Baptist Church from a 4-family start-up church into a 15,000 member church.

For 9 years starting in 2001, Pat was the primary caregiver for his terminally ill wife. During this period, Pat worked very hard taking care of her and obtaining medical services without the benefit of medical insurance. This required endless phone calls and paperwork in dealing with insurance reps, doctors and hospitals.

Pat continues to visit Alzheimer's patients today. His lifetime compassion and service for disabled people and his ability to manage donations effectively makes Pat the ideal Secretary Treasurer for the International Institute of SPORT.