What is RAD?

RAD is a Chandler Arizona based non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by parents of the disabled and other concerned citizens.  RAD is dedicated to assisting any person who is disabled and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities.  This includes bowling, softball, golf, track, tennis, other therapeutic sports, social events as well as participation in annual Special Olympics competitions.Regular exercise is important to everyone for maintaining good health.  For the disabled, the City of Chandler offers a year-round schedule of Special Olympics sports and other therapeutic fitness activities.

RAD promotes and encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in these programs by raising funds and paying registration fees required by the City. RAD wants to pay so athletes can play.  If you have something you would like scholarship for, please complete the form and send it in.  We would like the chance to help.

Special Notice:
Donations in lieu of flowers for Roger Butz can be made here.  Roger was a dedicated member of the RAD board of directors, friend to all the athletes and an active coach, partner and parent. He will truly be missed!


(Click on “Our Pictures” to see our special athletes in action and examples of sports we support.)