Imagine scoring a basket from a wheelchair, or scoring a goal blindfolded. Attendees will have an opportunity to try those activities and several more throughout the day at the “Inclusive Recreation Expo.”

All activities will be held at the Recreation and Wellness Center main building (Gemini Boulevard South across from Parking Garage B) on Wednesday, October 14 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The line-up of free clinics include:

  • 11 am-12 p.m. ─ Blindfolded Yoga (Main Group Exercise Studio)
  • 3-4 p.m. ─ Goalball (RWC Court 1)
  • 4-5 p.m. ─ Wheelchair Basketball (RWC Court 1)
  • 5-6 p.m. ─ Unified Basketball (RWC Court 1)
  • 6-7 p.m. ─ Quad Rugby (RWC Court 1)
  • The RWC’s Inclusive Recreation Program is gaining recognition with several news features in the past year. Sport Clubs Coordinator Andrea Snead facilitates the Inclusive Recreation program at the RWC. She says the goal is to become a nationally recognized program, “The importance of the Expo is to heighten the awareness of recreation available to students of all abilities. Our program is getting noticed due to recent media coverage and it is our job to continue to move this message forward to our students, faculty and staff here at UCF.”

    The Inclusive Recreation Expo will also feature three of the RWC’s returning partners: Special Olympics of Florida, The Orange County Clash quad rugby team and Flippers Pizzeria. The Clash will host a clinic giving students the chance to participate in specially designed wheelchairs.

    The UCF RWC continues its commitment to fulfilling one of UCF President John Hitt’s key goals of becoming a more inclusive and diverse university with its annual Inclusive Recreation Expo.

    Over the past four years UCF Knights of all abilities have enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the equipment, programs and services the RWC offers to students with disabilities on campus.