+1 (618) 357-1394 info@nubability.org

NubAbility Athletics Head Coach

Sam Kuhnert

“I will not let your perception of my limits, limit my determination to crush your pity and replace it with your respect for my ability to compete.”

About Sam

Limb Difference: Congenital

Type: Missing LeftHand

Sport: Head Coach, Baseball

Sam Kuhnert was born with only one hand. Due to his perseverance, dedication and leadership, he became a successful athlete, role model and coach. At 18, he founded the national nonprofit organization, NubAbility Athletics.

From the age of 3, Sam fell in love with the game of baseball. He worked hard to perfect his one-handed hitting and glove transfer on his own time, well after his team’s practices had ended. Sam believes that everyone deserves the chance to discover their courage and learn life through sport. It was then his vision for the camps he holds nation-wide was born.

As a 3 sport varsity athlete, Sam chose to sign with Greenville University to play baseball at a collegiate level. A deadly diagnosis, and injury took Sam from the mound. Once healthy, he pitched and became team Captain of Morthland College Patriots. In his second season as a Patriot, he suffered another injury that pulled him from the pitching mound for good. Sam became the team’s pitching and strength coach for the next two seasons. He still holds the teams ERA record.

Sam currently works as NubAbility’s Program Director and does Keynote’s For A Cause to help raise money for our nationwide adaptive sport camps.


Sam Kuhnert

Sam Kuhnert

NubAbility Co-Founder & Coach



Your donation offsets NubAbility’s expenses for coach: meals, lodging, apparel, travel, personal equipment, insurance, training and team building opportunities.

You donate. They benefit.

Become A

Game Changer

The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports. Imagine the power of having a mentor who looks like you. #DontNeed2

Changing Lives

Since 2011.

The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit that is proud to host nationwide, limb different sport camps for youth athletes who are congenital, traumatic or medical amputees from around the world.

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

Camps Hosted

NubAbility Campers

NubAbility Coaches

Sports Offered:

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.



































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Get Involved

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.


Every dollar donated makes a difference and qualifies as a tax deductible! Tax receipts are emailed at the end of the year.

Become a Sponsor

Our Foundation offers a variety of sponsorship levels for you to choose from: Download & Print NubAbility's Sponsor Flyer


NubAbility® appreciates any individuals who are able to help raise funds through fundraising, new sponsor connections or donations.


Amazon Smile

 Exact same low prices, vast selection and shopping experiences with the added bonus that part of your purchase will be donated back to NubAbility.

Keynote For A Cause

100% of Sam Kuhnert's Keynote Speaker fees are remitted to NubAbility Athletics. When you book Sam, you are giving back at the same time!


Shop NubGear

100% of any merchandise or sports memorabilia purchased at the NubShop goes directly back into NubAbility's adaptive camps.


Our volunteers choose to donate their time for a variety of reasons. Please reach out asap to get involved.

Travel Pledge

Book a trip through our travel site: 40-80% of your fees are donated back to NubAbility by the host owners!

CR World

20% of all sales of CBD products are donated directly back to NubAbility by our friends at CR World.

Upcoming Camps

Register ASAP to save your family's spot. You do not want to miss these upcoming NubAbility® Athletics camps!


#DontNeed2 Lone Star Camp

Sat, Nov 17th - Sun, Nov 18th

Day 1: West Mesquite High School (Mesquite, TX)

Day 2: Adaptive Training Foundation (Dallas, TX)


About: Day 1 focus sports: Football, Baseball, Softball, Cheer & Tumbling, Strength and Conditioning. Swim/Pizza party at the hotel Saturday night. Day 2: Strength and Conditioning in partnership with the Adaptive Training Foundation Coaches.



Details: Open to Limb-Different Youth ages 7-17. Participating Siblings ages 7-17. Non-participating siblings of any age. Parent must accompany each child. VIP Tickets available on site for Grandparents and special guests. Spots are limited so please register ASAP.

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Our Coaches

The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation consists of an all-volunteer team of accomplished limb different Coaches who donate their time at our nationwide adaptive sport camps.


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

Mom to Nub Camper, Andi

“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

Mom to Nub Camper, Sophie

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

Mom to Nub Camper, Eric

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."

Mary Beth Gustitus

Mom to Nub Camper, Blake


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.