Auburn University's Adapted Sports Program launches Tiger Sports Days Nov. 1 at coliseum

Published: October 30, 2014
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Adapted Sports Program, directed by Jared Rehm, is offering our community's youth, ages 8 to 18, an inclusive sports experience. Tiger Sports Day will be held this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

The free public event will provide an opportunity for our youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments to participate in adapted sports, including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, hand cycling and other recreational activities. All activities will be guided by Auburn University's adapted sport specialist aided by Auburn University adapted athletes, students and staff.

"We believe that adapted sports are just sports that utilize different equipment so that anyone can play," said Jared Rehm, adapted sports specialist at Auburn University. "Tiger Sports Days are our way of teaching that to children in the local community."

The Adapted Sports Program is a collaboration of the Auburn University Office of Accessibility and the School of Kinesiology in the College of Education.

For more information about the Adapted Sports Program at Auburn University, go to www.auburn.edu/adaptivesports.