2019 UCF Recreation and Wellness Center Inclusive Recreation Expo

The eighth annual event takes place Wednesday October 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center continues its commitment to providing access and opportunity to students of all abilities with its annual Inclusive Recreation Expo. The eighth annual event takes place Wednesday October 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty of all abilities can try out equipment, programs, and services the RWC offers in adaptive and inclusive sports.

The UCF community will have a chance to engage, learn, and experience how to shoot baskets while operating a wheelchair, score a goal blindfolded, watch a basketball game where athletes with and without intellectual disorders are teammates or try yoga poses blindfolded.

The event is also open to the public. Participants can choose from a daylong list of events at all three of the RWC facilities (Main building, RWC @ Knights Plaza and RWC@Downtown). The line-up of free clinics includes:

  • Blindfold Yoga:
    • 7:00 a.m.–7:55 a.m. at RWC Main Group Ex Studio
    • 8:00 a.m.–8:55 a.m. at RWC@Downtown (2nd Floor UnionWest in Well-Being area)
    • 2:30 p.m.–3:25 p.m. at RWC @ Knights Plaza
  • Wheelchair Table Tennis/Badminton (Court 1 Main RWC): 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Sitting Volleyball (Court 2 Main RWC): 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
  • Goalball (Court 1 RWC Main): 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wheelchair Tennis (Tennis Court 2): 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Unified Basketball (Court 1 RWC Main) 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Wheelchair Basketball Clinic with Orlando Magic Wheels (Court 1 Main RWC): 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

This year’s event showcases the RWC’s commitment to the UCF strategic plan of creating partnerships at all levels by working with the USTA and Special Olympics. Assistant Director of Inclusive Recreation, Andrea Snead, says those relationships raise awareness of the opportunities at the RWC, ““We want to continue to take our program in directions that are new and exciting. Formulating these two partnerships has allowed us to expand our reach to the community.”

For more information and questions about the expo please contact Assistant Director of Inclusive Recreation, Andrea Snead at (407) 823-2408 or email her at andrea.snead@ucf.edu. For media coverage please contact Scott Mauro, Marketing and Communications Manager at scott.mauro@ucf.edu. You can visit the RWC homepage: http://rec.ucf.edu/

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