Name of Engagement

Ability Olympics

Contact Information

Tom Moran, Director of Empowerment3 - The Center for Physical Activity and Wellness for Underserved Youth

Contact Details

morante@jmu.edu

Description

The event is for individuals ages 2 –22 with any disability. The mission is to empower individuals by giving them the chance to showcase their skills and learn in a challenging and successful athletic environment. During this event, participants will have opportunities to sign up in two different activity sessions showcasing a variety of activities. Participants get an opportunity to experience life of an athlete. In addition, participants will get an opportunity to try new sports/ activities. Each participant will be assigned a one on one mentor who will support him or her and their family throughout the day (i.e. during each event) and become his or her biggest fan! Sibling events and kids zone for young children also available.

Web Presence

http://empowerment3.jmu.edu/ability-olympics.html

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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