NubAbility Athletics Coach
“NubAbility has really opened up my eyes and has helped me to see just how powerful out God is. Don’t blink, you don’t want to miss God at work. These kids have helped me open up and embrace my limb difference and own who I am. I am impacted and changed every time I attend camp.”
Limb Difference: Congential
Type: Left Arm (phocomelia)
Katelyn Pavey was born with phocomelia, a rare birth defect characterized by underdeveloped or absent limbs. She has half a left arm with two digits just below the elbow. In regards to softball, Pavey’s throwing glove transition is less than a quarter of a second slower than any other player’s method.
As a left-handed hitter, she chokes the bat with her right hand and steadies it with her half arm at the plate. She made the switch from righty at an early age for more control. Watch Katelyn’s adaptive bat trick video!
Sports + Highlights:
● Lanesville High School (IN): Softball (4yrs), Conference MVP, nominated to be All-Area Team Member in IN.
● 1st All-State Team member (M/F) who was limb different in the state of Indiana
● Awarded a full softball scholarship to Cincinnati Christian University where she currently plays
● An avid Chicago Cubs fan. Enjoys the Great Outdoors, fishing and hiking too!
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Your donation offsets NubAbility’s expenses for coach: meals, lodging, apparel, travel, personal equipment, insurance, training and team building opportunities.
Why We Are Different
The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation can match any of our Campers to a Coach with the same limb difference as them. Our goal is to get our kids out of the stands, off the bench and into the game so they can excel confidently in sports and in life. #DontNeed2
Our certified, limb different instructors are able to offer customized, adaptive techniques for each sport that can our campers can continued to use long after camp is over.
Speed & Strength
Track & Field
NubAbility® Athletics truly appreciates individuals who pay it forward to others by helping raise funds though fundraisers, donations or new sponsor connections to help us cover camp costs.
NubAbility® Athletics is a community of support for our campers, coaches and families.
“NubAbility is a great organization! The coaches were all so patient, informative and treat you like family. My daughter, Andi, can't wait for next year!"Angie Mathes Nail
“4 years ago, Sophie attended her first NubAbility Camp, and we were blown away! Our family has made a commitment to attend every year since!"Lisa Herrin Anderson
“Words can't express how grateful we are to NubAbility. The support system for parents and children is amazing; Eric will always have Coaches he can talk to."Marie Snyder
“Watching the coaches open their hearts to these kids is an awe-inspiring experience for all. Limb different or not, the lessons learned are life changing."
The NubAbility® Athletics is proud of our Corporate Sponsors who have made a difference in our 501(c)3 non-profit's mission to provide nationwide sport camps for limb different youth.