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Spring 2023

3 ways to experience SportsAbility!
In-Person | Online Education & Resource Expo | Virtual Reality

All activities and events are FREE to participants!
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Florida Map for sportsAbility EventsIn-Person Activities (FREE)

From March through June in various Florida cities, there will be a variety of different in-person activities for people of all abilities. The aim is to make SportsAbility more accessible for everyone.

You will have the opportunity to register for a time slot to try things like archery, boating, horseback riding, SCUBA, fishing and more.

 


2022 Past Activities

North Florida

Fishing & Archery

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center
(Midway, FL - just East of Tallahassee)
March 5

Adaptive Biking

FAAST (Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, FL)
April 9

Adaptive Trail Adventure

EcoRover (Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, FL)
April 9

Virtual Reality Experience

SportsAbility VR Park (Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, FL)
April 9

Adaptive Boating

Bird Dog Boats (Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, FL)
April 9

Pontoon Boat Ride

SportsAbility Alliance (Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee, FL)
April 9 and June 25

SCUBA

Life Worth Leading (FAMU, Tallahassee, FL)
April 9

Adaptive Scenic Trail Adventure

Florida Trail Association (Crawfordville, FL - South of Tallahassee)
April 10

Tennis Activation

USTA Florida (Tallahassee, FL)
April 30

Adaptive Nature Adventure

Tallahassee Museum (Tallahassee, FL)
May 10

Central Florida

Sit Waterskiing

Ann's Angels (Winter Haven, FL)
April 2

Archery & Air Rifle Shooting

Ocala Youth Conservation Center (Ocala, FL)
April 16

Archery & Fishing

Sonfishers (Merritt Island, FL)
April 23

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Stirrups ‘n Strides (Citra, FL)
April 28

Beach Rover Adventures

SportsAbility Alliance (Siesta Key, FL)
April 29

Beach Rover Adventures

SportsAbility Alliance (Lido Beach, FL)
April 30

Archery, Fishing, & Wildlife Discovery

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (Apollo Beach, FL)
May 5-6

SCUBA

Life Worth Leading (Orlando, FL)
May 28
Part of The Annual Family Café

South Florida

Adaptive Biking

Buddy Bike (Royal Palm Beach & West Palm Beach, FL)
March 27

Sailing, Kayaking, Powerboat Ride

Shake-A-Leg Miami (Miami, FL)
April 5, 7, 9, 10

Tai Chi / Qigong

Sifu George Lambert (Jupiter, FL)
April 16

Beach Rover Adventures

Memorial Adaptive Sports & Recreation Program (Hollywood, FL)
May 20

 


 

Online - Education, Resource Expo & Online Activities (FREE)

You can find educational presentations, resources available to you and your community, and connect with other attendees by participating in our online Resource Expo.

  • Learn about accessible, inclusive recreation and active leisure.
  • Learn about resources available for people of all abilities.
  • Find information on the latest in products, active leisure programs and services for people with disabilities.
Watch the sessions now

Expo Sessions

Lunch & Learn SESSIONS
(click here to View Past Presentations on YouTube)

Accessible SCUBA

Presented by: Gabrielle K. Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Dating in the Special Needs Community

Presented by: Caitlin Maselli and Sarah Kelly of Special Loves

Where is my Flying Car? Current Technology to Support Independent Mobility

Presented by: Justin Mason, PhD and Beth Gibson OTR/L, CDRS

Work Transition

Presented by: Jesse Riddle, Senior Consultant, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Rights of Students with Disabilities to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Presented by: Sassafrass Rose Moore, Parent Trainer, POPIN


Tutorial Video

 


 

Virtual Reality: SportsAbility Park (FREE)

SportsAbility Park is available year round and 24 hours, 7 days a week AND we will be hosting some special events in the virtual park during our SportsAbility event.

To access the SportsAbility VR Park, you will need to install the Altspace VR software on your virtual reality headset or on a compatible computer.

SportsAbility Park is completely FREE (including the Altspace software) and open to the public but you will need access to compatible equipment, such as a VR headset and/or computer.

Learn More

 

Sportsability VR Park Special Events

March 30

Accessible & Inclusive Workout
Presented by: SPIRIT Club

Event Ended

 


Other Participant Information

SportsAbility 2022 Poster

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ABOUT SportsAbility

SportsAbility enhances the lives of people with disabilities by promoting active living and providing first-hand access to resources and activities designed to encourage participation regardless of age or ability level. People are able to try everything from sit water-skiing to rock wall climbing, martial arts and much more!

Participants of all abilities learn about the value of recreation and active leisure for everyone – especially people with disabilities. People discover the latest in equipment, trends, and resources. SportsAbility provides an opportunity for people to network with people with disabilities, resource providers, and community organizations. There is NO CHARGE to participants thanks to our generous sponsors.

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