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April 12-14, 2018

  There is still time to register in person!!

You may print out the registration form and bring it to SportsAbility OR
you may complete a registration form when you arrive at SportsAbility.

Everyone must register!! (Participants, Family Members, Volunteers, Activity Providers, etc.)


April 12, 2018
Opening Ceremonies / Miracle Sports

April 13, 2018
Indoor Day & EXPO

Keynote: Alexey Talai

April 14, 2018
Outdoor Day

Parking on April 14

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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.

Opening Ceremonies and Miracle Sports – FREE

April 12, 2018 – Miracle Field at Messer Park
1158-1172 Dupree St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
6:00pm to 8:00 pm
Everyone is welcome!!
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Attendees join in the excitement of Miracle Sports!!
The day includes interactive play between the audience, baseball teams and FSU athletes. Attendees have the opportunity to try their hand at baseball on the Miracle Field!
Map to Miracle Field at Messer Park

Aerron Williams playing basketball

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RESOURCE EXPO AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES – FREE

April 13, 2018
444 Appleyard Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32304
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Attendees are encouraged and welcome to learn about new products and try fun activities!

 

 

Information booths on the latest in products, active leisure programs and services for people with disabilities HANDS-ON ACTIVE LEISURE OPPORTUNITIES, such as:
  • Adaptive Golf
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Martial Arts
  • Laser Target Shooting
  • Interactive Fishing Simulator
  • Disc Golf
  • Therapeutic Recreation Activities provided by TCC

Alexey TalaiKeynote: Alexey Talai, a Paralympic swimmer from Belarus. He is #1 in his class in the world in the 2017 World Swimming Para Rankings. Despite his accolades, he is a simple man who lives a simple life. In 1999, at the age of 16, Alexey lost his arms and legs due to an exploded bomb that had previously laid in the earth, undetected, for more than half a century. Undeterred by his injury, Alexey picked himself up and, more importantly, didn't give up. Alexey taught himself to not only live, but prosper, inside his new body. Alexei advocates that the fundamental factor to survival is acceptance, and he decided to turn all of his negatives into positives. One of his greatest achievements is serving as a mentor and leader for orphans and children with disabilities. He was able to open himself to a new world where limitations did not exist. He is a firm believer, as well as living proof, that anyone can be anything as long as they work hard and strive for success. Alexey believes that the harder the struggle, the greater the victory. Alexey will be sharing his experiences at SportsAbility and also looking for ideas that he can bring back to Belarus.

Food options: Subway Sandwiches are provided for exhibitors and performers only. They will be available for purchase until supply lasts. There is also a food court next to the TCC Lifetime Sports Complex.

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Outdoor Day – FREE

April 14, 2018 Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park - 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 


The OUTDOOR day provides the opportunity for people to try outdoor activities, such as:
  • 3 people Sit WaterskiingParabadminton
  • Rock Wall Climbing
  • Sit Water-skiing
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pontoon Boat Rides
  • Adaptive Biking
  • Nature Trail Rides
  • Golf
  • Disc Golf
  • Storytelling
  • Bocce
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lunch
    * Hot Dogs and beverage (provided at no charge)
    * Crave Food Truck will have other options available for purchase.
  • Music by Mike, Zack and Friends

Parking: You may park at Maclay School (3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312) and there will be a shuttle taking people back and forth to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.


Transportation:
Buses depart from CK Steele Plaza in Tallahassee to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park at 9:00 am and 10:00 am.
Buses return to CK Steele Plaza at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm


Host Hotel:
Best Western Plus
2727 Graves Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32303
$99 Includes Breakfast
Call (850) 562-7200 before 3/30/18.

 

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