Ninth Annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 11-05-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260

One hundred school-aged athletes from five surrounding counties will attend the ninth annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day held at California State University, Chico this Friday, Nov. 6. Kinesiology students will oversee events for the athletes from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in Shurmer and Acker gymnasiums.

The Northern California Adapted Physical Education Consortium and the Department of Kinesiology host adapted PE Sports Day. It is a day of sport for individuals with disabilities, including physical and sensory disabilities such as deaf and hard of hearing, and visual impairment. Kinesiology students taking course work in adapted physical activity and outdoor education run events for the athletes.

Fifty activity stations, including the climbing wall, wheelchair specific sports, skill development games and many other fun activities make up the sporting atmosphere for the athletes.

For more information, call Rebecca Lytle, 898-4298, or Marci Pope, 898-6069, both professors in the Department of Kinesiology.

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