The Mission of Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) is to improve the health, independence and social integration of children, youth and adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sports, fitness, and recreation programs. BORP was founded in 1976 by people with disabilities and remains a leader in the field of adaptive sports, fitness and recreation.
Who We Serve
Based in Berkeley, CA, BORP is the only organization in the San Francisco Bay Area region that provides a comprehensive menu of adaptive sports, fitness and recreation programs for people with physical disabilities.
Some of our programs target specific groups such as veterans or individuals with spinal cord injuries. Our youth program includes several team sports as well as a host of other activities designed for children, youth and families. With the launch of our virtual fitness program in 2020, BORP now serves individuals throughout the United States and beyond.
BORP is a Game Changer
Participation in sports, recreation and fitness provides people with physical disabilities and visual impairments opportunities to improve their fitness and health, create social connections, improve their sense of well-being, and increase their independence.
Some of our programs are targeted to specific groups such as veterans and individuals with spinal cord injuries. We have a youth program with team and individual sports as well as a host of other activities designed for children, youth and families. BORP is dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community where participants feel comfortable and empowered.
BORP Transforms Lives
People with disabilities and vision impairments face multiple barriers that prevent them from engaging in sports, recreation and fitness activities. BORP breaks down those barriers and transforms participants' lives.