Adaptive Abilities Club partners with WASA to host ‘Try It’ event, Nov. 18

Community members invited to try adaptive sports at free event

Students play wheelchair rugby.
A Marquette student, left, plays wheelchair rugby as part of the Adaptive Abilities Club.

By Alex Nemec, marketing communication specialist in the Office of University Relations

An icon graphic representing A Culture of Inclusion from the Beyond Boundries Strategic PlanThe Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association has partnered with College of Health Sciences student group the Adaptive Abilities Club to offer a “Try It” event to Marquette community members Friday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“Try It” invites people to play different adaptive sports at their own pace, including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair lacrosse, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. WASA provides all the equipment and will instruct people on how to play.

You do not need to be non-ambulatory to play adaptive sports; in fact, many individuals participate in adaptive sports who are ambulatory but have a physical disability that prevents them from keeping up at the level of play in non-adaptive sports.

The “Try It” event is free and will be held at Marquette’s Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center.

WASA is encouraging people to pre-register online. Those who pre-register will receive a free ticket to a Marquette Women’s Basketball game and a free T-shirt.

The Adaptive Abilities Club is a service-based volunteer group that partners with local adaptive sports organizations to give children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in various sporting activities.

More information on the Adaptive Abilities Club is available on their website.

More information on WASA is also available online.