Prior to joining DSUSA, Merry had been Managing Partner of JaClarre Consulting where had worked with non-profit and sports management organizations. Merry spent a large part of his earlier career with USRowing, serving as their Chief Executive Officer for just under 12 years. Other titles Merry held during his tenure include National Team Programs Director and National Team Manager.
With DSUSA, Merry will have full operational authority of Disabled Sports USA and will provide management and leadership to DSUSA staff in a cooperative, unified and open environment. Merry will collaborate with the Board to set the strategic plan and vision of the organization and develop tactics for achieving DSUSA’s mission, goals and objectives, and to carry out the same.
About Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sports USA (a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization) is a national leader in adaptive sports. We have been at the forefront of adaptive sports and recreation in the U.S. for more than fifty years. Through sports, we help individuals with disabilities prosper and thrive.
Today, our industry-leading expertise and expanding network of 125 chapters in 40 states reach more than 60,000 youth and adults with disabilities annually. Our commitment is for every person, regardless of ability, to have an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.
DSUSA has a 50-year track record for accomplishing ambitious goals by managing programs efficiently. This year, DSUSA achieved an overall, combined administrative and fundraising expense rate of 11.7%, a fraction of the amount deemed outstanding by Charity Navigator. DSUSA undergoes multiple financial and compliance audits each year and consistently receives unqualified reports.
At Disabled Sports USA, we create the environment and opportunities that each year lead to tens of thousands of life-changing, transformative experiences expressed in our motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”
Prodigy Sports welcomes Glenn Merry to Disabled Sports USA!
Best of luck in your new role!