MANCHESTER, N.H. – Southern New Hampshire University Campus Recreation, in conjunction with Athletes Roll, is hosting an Adaptive Sports Showcase on Thursday, April 25 (2-6 p.m.) at the Stan Spirou Field House, inside the Athletic Complex. The event is open to the entire SNHU community, as well as the public.
Lisa Jennings, Director of the Office of the University President and Co-Founder of Athletes Roll, organized the event through an SNHU Inclusive Innovation grant, to allow both the able-bodied and disabled to try adaptive sports and activities, such as power soccer, wheelchair rugby, boccia, sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, adaptive cycles, wheelchair badminton, adaptive CrossFit and many others.
Jennings and her sons, Timothy and Anthony, who has Becker Muscular Dystrophy, a neuromuscular disease that progressively weakens his muscles, started Athletes Roll in May 2016 to spread awareness for adaptive sports, both in and out of the disabled communities. For more information on Athletes Roll, visit https://athletesroll.com.
Organizations, such as Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports, New England Blazers, New England Disabled Sports, Northeast Passage, Northeast Sled Hockey League, Rehabilitation Equipment Specialists, SMILE Mass, Spaulding Adaptive Sports and Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports will be on hand to discuss their programs and volunteer opportunities, while door prizes and snacks will also be available.
For more information, contact Lisa Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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