Community invited to try out wheelchair sports at Adapted Sports Expo Nov. 8

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Adapted Sports Program has partnered with the City of Auburn’s Boykin Community Center to offer a community-wide Adapted Sports Expo on Friday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The free, public event will provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages with or without disabilities to participate in adapted sports including wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and wheelchair tennis.

“This is an opportunity for the Auburn and Opelika communities to experience adapted sports,” said Jared Rehm, adapted sports specialist at Auburn University. “The idea is to share with people some of the sports and equipment that exist, so that the community can take advantage of the opportunities for people with disabilities. Only a small group of people around the area knows that adapted sports exists and even fewer know that Auburn University has a program. We are trying to raise awareness and find others we can help.”

The Adapted Sports Program is a collaboration of the Auburn University Office of Accessibility and the School of Kinesiology in the College of Education. The Boykin Center is located at 400 Boykin Street in Auburn.

For more information about the Adapted Sports Program, go to www.auburn.edu/adaptivesports, find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auburnwcbb or contact Jared Rehm at (334) 844-5096 or jmr0020@tigermail.auburn.edu.

(Written by Carol Nelson.)

Contact:
Jared Rehm, Adapted Sports Program, (334) 844-5096 (jmr0020@tigermail.auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)