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Adaptive Sports Foundation Welcomes Rick McClain to Board of Trustees

WINDHAM, N.Y. –  The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the lives of individuals with disabilities through adaptive sports, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick McClain to its Board of Trustees. With a wealth of leadership experience and a deep commitment to ASF’s mission, Rick brings invaluable expertise to the organization.

Rick McClain is a Senior Vice President at Fiserv, overseeing the firm’s International Real Estate portfolio. Before serving in various leadership roles with the company domestically and abroad, Rick sailed aboard commercial ships as a Bridge Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, primarily in the Oil & Gas industry.

Rick’s journey with the Adaptive Sports Foundation began in 2006 when he joined as an instructor trainee. Despite professional obligations leading him to Europe in 2018, Rick remained deeply engaged with the ASF, serving as a member of the Junior Board and playing a vital role in the organization’s corporate fundraising efforts. His experience participating as an ASF runner in the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon further deepened his connection to the organization’s mission and inspired his current efforts to become more involved.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick McClain to the ASF Board of Trustees,” says John Iannelli, Executive Director of the Adaptive Sports Foundation. “Rick’s belief in our mission, extensive experience, and proven track record in fundraising and corporate engagement make him an invaluable asset to our organization. His ability to secure significant and recurring contributions from corporate partners has been instrumental in advancing ASF’s initiatives and programs. We look forward to working together to continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.”

Rick holds an undergraduate degree from Maritime College and a graduate degree from NYU Stern School of Business. He is actively involved in several professional and community organizations, including the St. Andrew’s Society of New York and the Maritime College Alumni Association. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their young daughter, Marion.

“As our newest ASF Board Member,” says ASF Chair Vince Passione, “Rick brings a fresh perspective and deep desire to further the organization’s impact. His leadership and strategic vision will undoubtedly contribute to ASF’s ongoing success and help strengthen our community.”

Rick embraces his new role on the ASF Board with enthusiasm. He is eager to expand his involvement with the organization and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Currently celebrating the organization’s 40th season, the ASF Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Rick to his new role at such an exciting and pivotal time in the organization’s history.

About Adaptive Sports Foundation: The mission of the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is to empower lives through adaptive sports. The ASF provides profound, transformative experiences for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, individuals with chronic illnesses, and wounded United States veterans through outdoor physical fitness, education, support, and community.

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