Adapted Recreation Day: Fun for everyBODY | Kent State University

Adapted Recreation Day: Fun for everyBODY

Kent State University’s Department of Recreational Services is offering a day of adapted recreational activities for people of all abilities. The event is free and open to anyone six years of age and older. The event takes place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The activities offered include:

Beep Ball
This activity is like baseball, but played without sight. Participants will hit a beeping ball off a tee.

Big Pink Volleyball
This activity is played like volleyball, but participants use a huge pink ball instead. Participants can either play while sitting or standing.

Goalball
This activity is played without sight. The object is to roll the ball (with bells inside) into the other teams’ goal.

Pickleball
This activity is a combination of tennis and table tennis. It can be adapted several ways to fit the needs of the participants.

Participants also will have the opportunity to try adapted races, adapted swimming and other open recreation activities.

“Each activity is adapted to allow players who may have a disability to participate," says Phelan Fletcher, coordinator for intramural sports and youth programs. “The Department of Recreational Services strives to be as inclusive as possible; we want everyone to feel welcome and have the opportunity to enjoy using our facilities.”

To learn more about Adapted Recreation Day, visit www.kent.edu/recservices/adapted-recreation-day.

To register for this event, visit https://www.recservices.kent.edu/Course/Search.aspx?categoryId=0e2ec021-bcff-431e-90e7-e34213d3bada.