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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.


Haiti Amputee Football Association Americas Cup Tour Schedule
July 18 - August 25, 2017


July 18 - Arrival in US

July -19 - 23 Training camp at Aledo High School Aledo, Texas.
At the end of our first training session on July 19 I interacted with a young man who plays on the Aledo HS soccer team who happened to be an arm amputee. He played the goalkeeper position on July 23 when our Haiti team played an exhibition game against the reigning Texas high football (American) Aledo Bearcats.. He did a fine job. We had a incredible reception by the local community.

July 22 - Meet and Greet for the National Team hosted by prosthetist Tim Goldberg and his wife Sharon. Tim has fitted twelve national players in the past and will doing several more of this group. The Aledo community participated in an amputee soccer demonstration and an art show showcasing the artwork of former Haitian national amputee soccer player and current vice-president of the Haiti Amputee Soccer Association, Francillon Chery.

July 23 - Exhibition Game against the reigning Texas High School Aledo Bearcats. The American athletes played with their non-dominate foot. Haiti won 6-4 in what the American athletes described as a extremely memorable event.

July 25-26 - Outreach in Tucson, AZ. Team will be hosted by Air Force pilot Christy Wise, the first pilot to return to flying following an amputation. She has a nonprofit that provides prostheses for children in Third World countries including Haiti. The Haiti team will play an exhibition game against Christy's squadron team July 26.

July 28 - Orange County Soccer Association event

July 29-30 - Mini-Tournament against the USA national team to promote amputee soccer in Southern California

August 1-2 Outreach activities in Southern California August 4-9 Outreach activities in Central Texas

August 10-11 Outreach activities in Aledo, Texas August 11-13 Outreach activities in Weatherford, Texas

August 14-15 Outreach activities in Colleyville, Texas August 16-17 Outreach activities in Little Rock, AR

August 18 - 23 Outreach activities in Nashville August 25 Return to Haiti