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Public Invited to Third Annual Adaptive Sports Clinic Oct. 11
9/12/2003

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites Southwest Florida residents with disabilities to learn about recreational resources at the third annual Adaptive Sports Clinic, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at Alico Arena.

October is Disability Awareness Month and the objective of the FGCU event is to increase the public’s knowledge of how people with disabilities live, work and play.

The Clinic will feature demonstrations and highlight some of the ways people with disabilities can be active participants in recreational activities and sporting events.

Information on different types of local recreational resources and activities will be available and participants have the option of actually taking part in activities, including water-skiing, sailing, kayaking, rugby, wheelchair basketball and tennis, and other recreational activities.

The event is free for observers but participants in certain events will pay a small fee for insurance.

FGCU students, faculty and staff, and community organizations such as Naples Community Hospital, Lee County Parks & Recreation and U CanSki 2 Ski Club, are sponsoring the event.

For more information about the Adaptive Sports Clinic or accommodation assistance, contact Rose McGahee or Cori Whiting in the Adaptive Services Office at (239) 590-7958 or (239) 590-7956, or rmcgahee@fgcu.edu or cwhiting@fgcu.edu .


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