Members of the Illinois State University community can experience how recreation can be adapted for those with disabilities at the annual Adaptapalooza from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, in the Student Fitness Center.
Now in its sixth year, Adaptapalooza was created by therapeutic recreation students at Illinois State, all working to give people the tools to experience the benefits of activities, sports, and recreation without limits. Activities will include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, goalball, and adaptive rock climbing.
“Recreation is for everyone,” said Sherri Hildebrand, a faculty member who teaches therapeutic recreation courses. “The students in Illinois State’s therapeutic recreation major bring to light new opportunities and ways to continue a love of sport that builds independence and social interaction.”
The event is free and open to the Illinois State University community. Registration is not required, and participants can drop in as schedules allow. An Illinois State identification card is needed to access the Student Fitness Center.
Adaptapalooza occurs during Therapeutic Recreation Month to educate the Illinois State University community about therapeutic recreation. For more information, talk to any therapeutic recreation student or contact Hildebrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.