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Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

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People with Disabilities Can Learn to Water-ski and Sail; Community Invited to Adaptive Sports Clinic Oct. 5
9/18/2002

FORT MYERS, FL - People with a variety of disabilities are invited to learn about numerous recreational resources available at the Adaptive Sports Clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Florida Gulf Coast University lakefront.

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 recreational resources and activities will be available and participants have the option of actually taking part in activities, including water-skiing, sailing, wheelchair basketball and tennis.

The event is free for observers and a small fee will be assessed for those participating in certain events to cover participant insurance.

The Adaptive Sports Clinic is co-sponsored by FGCU students, faculty and staff, and members of community organizations such as the Spinal Cord Group of Southwest Florida.

For more information about the Adaptive Sports Clinic or accommodation assistance, contact Rose McGahee or Cori Whiting in the Adaptive Services Office at (941) 590-7956.

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