Partners are the Cornerstone of Dynamic Paddlers

Since our founding, one of our core tenants has been to engage with and help grow the broader adaptive sports and outdoor recreation communities.

We are proud to have forged deep relationships and personal friendships with some amazing organizations – on a local and national scale.   It is through these partnerships that we are able to more effectively deliver on the Dynamic Paddlers mission of creating unique opportunities for youth and adults, of all abilities, to develop independence, maintain personal fitness, and gain self-confidence through paddling.

A sincere thank you to our friends and partners.

We are continually seeking out individuals, initiatives, and organizations that have shared interests and values. If this is you, let’s talk about how we can work together to promote community outreach, develop programming, and deliver high-quality paddling education and training. Please Contact Us today. Let’s make change together!

The Pittsburgh Adaptive Sports Network

Pittsburgh Adaptive Sports Network
Recent PASN Media Coverage:

The Pittsburgh Adaptive Sports Network (PASN) is newly formed consortium geared towards bringing together thought leaders, educators, and change agents who have a shared interest in growing adaptive sports and recreation in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The PASN concept was conceived by Larry Gioia of Dynamic Paddlers and Jason Miller, Owner of Active Pittsburgh. PASN is also being facilitated with the help of Sam Vescovi (Recreational Sports Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh Intramurals and Recreation), Marilyn Ross (Director, University of Pittsburgh Intramurals and Recreation), along with other sports and recreation professionals tied to the adaptive community.

After numerous one-off conversations with the broader community, we identified the need for a more structured means to “connect the dots” between all of the adaptive sports/recreation initiatives currently underway in our region.

We believe that if we can provide a structured outlet to learn, share, and grow together, we can have an even greater impact on the community and the individuals of all abilities that we all aim to serve.

If you would like to learn more about the PASN or if you would like to get involved in this grassroots movement, please contact Larry at

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