Area Athletes Participate in 16th Adapted Physical Education Sports Day at CSU, Chico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-12-2016

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

One hundred school-aged athletes from six surrounding counties will attend the 16th annual Adapted Physical Education Sports Day being held at California, State University, Chico on Oct. 28.

The event is being hosted by the Northern California Adapted Physical Education Consortium and the CSU, Chico Department of Kinesiology.

The sports day is designed for individuals with disabilities, including physical disabilities and sensory disabilities such as hearing and visual impairments.

Events for the athletes will be run by kinesiology students taking coursework in adapted physical activity and outdoor education. Fifty activity stations—including a climbing wall, wheelchair specific sports, skill development games and other fun activities—will create a sporting atmosphere for the athletes.

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Shurmer and Acker gymnasiums on the CSU, Chico campus.

CSU, Chico alumna Kym Crosby, who won a bronze medal during the 2016 Rio Paralympic games, will be a special guest at the event.

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