Name of Engagement

Adapted Sports Day

Contact Information

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

Contact Details

morante@jmu.edu

Description

Adapted Sports Day is a free event designed to expose middle school, high school and college eligible students with disabilities to a college campus, using sport as a tool for empowerment. Youth with disabilities who are ambulatory, use a manual wheelchair, or use a power wheelchair will experience an introduction to a variety of sports through interaction with JMU students who will serve as mentors. The goal of Adapted Sports Day is to empower youth with disabilities that new challenges—such as playing a sport or even college attendance—are possible to overcome.

Web Presence

http://empowerment3.jmu.edu/adaptedsports.html

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, 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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