Charlie Huebner

Charlie Huebner
Charlie Huebner was named Chief of Paralympics for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) in July 2006. In this role, he serves as the senior manager of Paralympic programs across all USOC divisions. He joined the USOC in 2001 as the director of the newly formed U.S. Paralympics division. During the USOC governance reform of 2003-06, Huebner served in interim roles overseeing alumni, development and Paralympic programs. Prior to the USOC, he spent 10 years as executive director of the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and three years as coordinator of communications for Arizona Governor Rose Mofford.
Huebner is very active in volunteer community service projects that impact children’s charities. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Christopher Ames Matthews Project (CAMP), The Grace Fund, Pennies for Nicoll, and is cofounder of the Colorado Springs YOT Club, which is a cost effective black-tie event that collects toys for underprivileged children. In 1996, Charlie Huebner was one of 41 Americans to be named a Jefferson Award winner for community service. His father is a retired 1st sergeant in the United States Army.
In addition to helping to start the Warrior Games, Huebner has developed partnerships with military organizations and local and regional community government boards to expand Paralympic and adaptive sports programming. Partnerships at medical facilities have resulted in more than 20,000 service members participating in sports as a part of their rehabilitation process.

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  • World Footprints is broadcasting from Sochi, Russia where we have just arrived for the country’s first ever Winter Paralympic Games.  Before we left the United States, however, we caught up with Taylor Imus, a young journalism student from Ball State University (BSU) who traveled to Sochi with other BSU student journalists.  She shared her Olympic experience and some helpful insights into this city that has gained tremendous international attention.   You'll also hear from Charlie Huebner, the Chief of the Paralympics for the US Olympic Committee about the history of the Paralympic Games, the purpose of the Games and why they continue to be a mystery despite growing media attention. Finally, you'll meet Patrick McDonald, a champion curler who is competing on Paralympic Curling Team USA.  We'll hear Patrick's inspiring story and learn more about this sport that is growing in popularity. Come and join us as we take you on trip to [...]