Wave Gala

Wave Gala – in-person fall 2023

#EveningWithASA

The Wave Gala will be back in-person for the first time since 2019. Remote participation will continue to be an option as well.  Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons in New England and the fall colors will be a perfect backdrop for our 2023 Wave Gala.

More details soon!

What is the Wave Gala? The Wave Gala is our single largest fundraiser, enabling us to provide our programs to more than 2,000 kids and adults living with disabilities.

PAST YEARS

2022

Our 2022 virtual Wave Gala honored long term program partners Doug & Laurie Flutie, Co-Founders of the Doug Flutie Jr, Foundation for Autism. Special presentation of the Josh Lilley ASA Athlete of the Year Award  was made to the 2021 Boston Public School ASA In-School Sports Program Athletes

Special guests included our 2021 honoree Coach Bill Belichick and many other virtual visitors to wish our 2022 honorees well!

2021

Our 2021 Virtual Wave Gala raised more than $210,000! Friends joined Master of Ceremonies Marielle Burns live online for an evening of celebration as we reflected on 25+ years of providing adapted sports and workouts to kids and adults of all abilities.

Our 2021 honorees were New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and AccesSportAmerica Athlete of the Year Josh Lilley.

2020

Highlights from our 2020 Virtual Gala:

In 2020 we couldn’t be together in person but we celebrated virtually with special guests like Lenny Clarke, Zack Gottsagen, Dr. Timothy Johnson, & Patrick Chung who will share memories and stories with ASA Executive Director Ross Lilley and Master of Ceremonies Mariellen Burns!

If you follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Check out #EveningWithASA to see how people celebrated with us from home. Whether you popped the champagne & dressed up, hung-out in your pj’s with some takeout, set the table and gathered the family, or put your ASA gear on your pets, we loved seeing see how you watched and celebrated at home!

In 2020 AccesSport celebrated 25 years of adapting land and water sports for disabled kids and adults of all ages, helping all of our athletes challenge themselves physically while creating a positive change in attitude and function, and becoming part of a community of relationships that last a lifetime.

Nate Berry

“My favorite part of working for AccesSport are the lifelong friendships I make with the athletes. extremely rewarding to see them gain function, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. There is no greater feeling than seeing the confidence our athletes gain when they realize they are able to do something either, for the first time or that they haven’t accomplished in years. This feeling is contagious and is constantly spread throughout the AccesSport community, I get just as much, if not more out of being a part.”

Nate Berry Program Director, Acces Sport America