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Adapted Physical Education Sports Night

Students enrolled in the Recreation Therapy option in the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, and the Adaptive Physical Education option in the Department of Kinesiology converged for their bi-annual “Adaptive Sports Night,” April 11.

Ninety students spent several hours working between stations in order to learn how to teach adaptive sports to children and adults with disabilities.

“Activity stations were set up throughout Yolo Hall for students to experience quad rugby, wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, beeper ball (blind baseball) and listen to world and nationally ranked Paralympians,” said Laura McLachlin, professor in recreation therapy.

The Paralympians included Devon Saul, quad rugby; Matt Oberholtz, coach, water skiing, and former national water ski champion; and Greg DeWall, former Paralympian in judo, McLachlin said.

students playing beep volleyball
Students Playing Seated Volleyball

student trying to retrieve beep baseball
Students Attempting to Retrieve Beep Baseball