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Programs and Services

Adapted Sports Program

Adapted Sports Festival

Man in wheelchair receiving help at Adapted Sports Festival

Each year, the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute hosts a one-day Adapted Sports Festival to build awareness about the availability and benefits of adapted sports participation. The event encourages current and former patients, as well as members of the community with physical disabilities, to become engaged.

The event provides people with disabilities a phenomenal introduction to adapted sports and provides an obligation-free opportunity to try different activities, ranging from wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, adapted golf, hand cycling, adapted martial arts, wheelchair dance, scuba diving, and much more. Attendees can participate in a number of demonstrations, meet with program coaches and participants, and launch their involvement in a number of activities that are available throughout the year, based on their interests.


2014 Adapted Sports Festival

Don't miss this year's Adapted Sports Festival!

Saturday, September 6, 2014
10 am to 3 pm
University of MD Rehabilitation Institute Campus

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"Our Adapted Sports Festival unites people with physical disabilities and their families and friends, and is a real eye opener to all of the options that are available to get active and have fun," said Lori Patria, MS/OTR/L, Director of Therapy Services at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. "It motivates people to explore new sports and leisure activities, and allows them to see that they can do some things that perhaps they thought they couldn't. It's a fun day and everyone who participates learns a lot."

The sixth annual Adapted Sports Festival will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm, on the campus of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute.

The event is offered free of charge and is open to patients, family members and the public.

Adapted Sports Festival 2013: Photo Slide Show