For the fourth consecutive year, California State University, San Bernardino will host the DisAbility Sports Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2. The day of sports activities was created to promote physical activity and sports.
The free festival will feature 16 different sports workshops, most of which will be led by current and former medal-winning Paralympians, such as Mark Wellman, Anthony Lara, Kaitlyn Verfuerth, Alma Delia and Kari Miller.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. and the festival will officially kick off at 9 a.m. Activities will conclude at 3:30 p.m. There will be free parking in Lot G.
The keynote speaker during opening ceremonies will be Angela Madsen. Madsen became a paraplegic in 1993 while undergoing surgery for a back injury she sustained while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. She has since become a four-time world champion rower and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her trip across the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
Participants of all abilities may participate in a variety of sports including basketball (wheelchair and stand-up), tennis (wheelchair and stand-up), wall climbing (all abilities), swimming (all abilities), kayaking (all abilities), martial arts (all abilities), track and field, motor skills activities, a wheelchair obstacle course, quad rugby, goalball (blind sport for all to try), beep baseball, golf, soccer, wheelchair lacrosse, dance and cycling/hand cycling (will have tandem, single, and hand bikes for all abilities).
The festival is open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants only. Pre-registration is preferred to ensure there will be enough T-shirts and food for all.
Register at the DisAbilities Sports website at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2zi39jr1ab1294a. For more information contact the office at 909-537-5352 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.