The Dwarf Athletic Association of America is a nonprofit organization created in 1985 to develop, promote, and provide quality amateur level athletic competition opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United States. DAAA athletes compete in track & field athletics, basketball, boccia, swimming, table tennis, badminton, volleyball and soccer.
DAAA is a self-sustaining organization that models fair competition and competitive excellence. Whether recreational, developmental or elite competitions, DAAA provides the context for each athlete's potential to be taken seriously and provides an opportunity for each athlete to be their best.
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The Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA) invites you to participate in our annual sports competition. We are hosting the 28th National Dwarf Games during the LPA National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
The preliminary list of sports offered include Basketball - Boccia - Football - Indoor Soccer Swimming - Track & Field - Volleyball. DAAA will present a workshop about how dwarf athletes can join the United States Paralympic movement. Registration information available April 1 at www.daaa.org. Online registration ends June 1. After that, athletes must register in St. Louis for an additional fee.
Registration deadline for individual events is 24 hours prior to the event. Events can be added on-site as long as it is before the final deadlines. There will be no on-site additions for Soccer events on July 4, 2015.
DAAA encourages all athletes of short stature to participate in the games regardless of their level of ability of skill. Our mission is to encourage all people with dwarfism to participate in sports. Every level of ability and skill is welcomed and supported.
The Dwarf Athletic Association of America is committed to providing athletic competition, guidance, support, and information to people of short stature and to their families. You are welcome to contact us for more information about our organization, our annual DAAA National Games and the quadrennial World Dwarf Games. Every level of ability and skill is welcomed and supported.
DAAA is dedicated to serving the estimated quarter million people in the United States of America who have any of the more than 200 forms of dwarfism as a result of skeletal dysplasia or related causes. Our mission is to encourage all people with dwarfism to participate in sports.