Chariots of Fire was initially incorporated November 9, 2004 in New York and supported athletes with disabilities for over 10 years. Formerly, Chariots of Fire promoted the sport of wheelchair indoor soccer. The sport declined nationally, and Chariots of Fire has been inactive for the past several years.
Executive Director, James Thomson, a long-time participant in the Paralympic Sport of boccia recognized a need to promote boccia in the USA to increase national involvement, competition and exposure for athletes. After gathering passionate volunteers represented by athletes, coaches, family members and boccia technical advisors, new bylaws and mission statement were written.
On February 3, 2015, a name changes from Chariots of Fire to USA Boccia, Inc. was filed with the State of New York. A five-person Board of Directors was assembled with expertise in, and dedication and commitment for, the sport of boccia. USA Boccia, Inc. is actively involved with athletes and supporters of the boccia across the United States and its Board of Directors currently has representation from New York, Kansas, Illinois and Florida.
On February 26, 2015 USA Boccia, Inc. was officially recognized as a 501C3 organization.
Board of Directors
2019-2020 USA Boccia Board of Directors:
- James Thomson (NY) – President
- Mark Flora-Swick (KS) – Vice President
- Patrick Parkes (MI) – Treasurer/Athlete Representative
- Tim Dalton (AR) – Secretary
- Fiona Allen (TX)