Can you believe that it has been 10 years since the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab) started the Adapted Sports Festival? We sure can't! The staff at UM Rehab has been working hard as usual to make the 10th annual event the best one yet!
What is an Adapted Sports Festival? UM Rehab's Adapted Sports Festival is an afternoon where people with disabilities can engage in sports in a way that they may not have been able to do before in an commitment free environment. This year you can try: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, adapted golf, hand cycling, adapted martial arts, wheelchair dance, scuba diving and so much more! There are also demonstrations people can watch and interact with coaches and athletes if you'd like more information.
This year, Ann Cody, a Paralympic Gold Medalist, is the keynote speaker. Ann is a member of the Adaptive Sports USA Hall of Fame, a winner of the George M. Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Awards by the U.S. Olympic Foundation, and a member of the Paralympic Order, which is the highest order of the Paralympic Movement.
The event is free for those with disabilities and their families. To register as a participant, please click here and if you'd like to volunteer, please click here.
If you are unable to attend but are interested in learning more about UM Rehab's Adaptive Sports Program, please click here.