Ahead of Paralympics, Event Spotlights Adaptive Sports on Grounds

“Some students were hesitant at first, but everyone left with a smile,” Lowery said.

In addition to the experience of playing the sports, Lowery said events like this help grow an understanding that “para-athletes are athletes.”

“A big misconception of adaptive and Paralympic sports is that they are ‘less than’ – less challenging or less engaging compared to more common sports. Hopefully after playing on Friday, students know that these sports exist and can recognize that sport is simply sport, and most importantly that adaptive sports is sport.”

You can catch all the action from Paris when the Paralympic Games are held Aug. 28 through Sept. 8.

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