Servicemembers Undertaking Disabled Sports (SUDS)
SUDS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. SUDS exists solely through charitable donations. Combined Federal Campaign – National Capital Area CFC # 94754
Established in 2007
SUDS was started at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, where our first SUDS scuba class was offered.
The SUDS program is for service members wounded, ill and injured with a permanent physical disability requiring adaptation. The training offered to the service members is a challenging and rewarding activity which can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and offers them an activity that they can enjoy for years to come.
SUDS is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA
The program is designed to help improve the lives of our injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan SUDS offers scuba certification programs through Scuba Diving International (SDI). The program is run by a dedicated staff of volunteers who are passionate about helping our injured service members and about the sport of diving.
About Organizations Name
SUDS” is the trademark and registered trade name of the “Servicemembers Undertaking Disabled Sports” program. The name SUDS is not a generic term to describe any adaptive SCUBA program and while there are other programs that offer SCUBA to injured veterans, they are unrelated activities and should not operate under the program name “SUDS”. Furthermore, any other like organization using the name SUDS, or referring to their operation as a “SUDS-like” organization, but operating outside of these installations is unrelated to the “Servicemembers Undertaking Disabled Sports” program.