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The Scout Bassett Fund is proud to partner with the Women’s Sports Foundation, a national non-profit that works to expand access and opportunities for girls and women, on and off the field of play, so they can play, compete, and lead without barriers. Together, we are launching the Scout Bassett Grant to address the needs of women athletes with disabilities, including equipment, training, travel and costs associated with participating in elite sporting events and competition. Learn more about the grant here.
Scout Bassett is a Paralympic track and field athlete from the United States. She competes in sprinting and long jump events, and has won multiple medals at both national and international competitions.
As a child, Bassett was injured in a fire that led to the amputation of her right leg. Despite facing adversity and losing her leg at a young age, Bassett's unwavering determination and dedication to her sport has led her to become not only a decorated Paralympic athlete but also a source of inspiration and motivation for people with disabilities around the world.
THE INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY OF A PARALYMPIC CHAMPION
From 2011 to 2015, she secured a full merit scholarship while working tirelessly at UCLA to fund her running training and competitions.
In 2012, she showcased her exceptional talent at the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field London Trials, securing a remarkable 2nd place in the 200m race and 3rd place in the 100m race.
FROM SCHOLAR TO
In the pursuit of her Paralympic dreams, she took a bold step and left her job in the spring of 2015.
Her relentless dedication paid off as she successfully qualified for her first Paralympics in 2016.
A 7x National Champion title in the 100m, she has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with.
Not just limited to one sport, she has achieved remarkable success in two sports, track and triathlon, boasting an impressive 6x global medalist record.
Her accomplishments continue to soar as she currently holds the prestigious World Record in the 400m and stands as the American Record holder in the 200m.