Participants may now register online for the 6th annual DisAbility Sports Festival at Cal State San Bernardino, set for Saturday, Oct. 6.
Registration is free to participants, ages 8 months to 84 years old, of all abilities at the DisAbility Sports Festival website.
Organizers are expecting as many as 800 participants, including more than 100 disabled military veterans, competing in at least 20 different sports, including wheelchair and standing basketball, tennis, soccer, wall climbing, swimming and hand cycling. Each sport and activity will be coached by an athlete with a disability, including Paralympians, and other elite-level coaches, which, organizers say, really is a display of all the participants’ abilities.
The purpose of the festival is to increase the sports opportunities for athletes with disabilities and thereby increase their quality of life and health, says festival director Aaron Moffett, professor of kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino.
Also featured will be more than 30 information booths from community programs and services that are available for people with disabilities and their families. Including volunteers, supporters, spectators and athletes, an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 will come to the university on Oct. 6 for the event.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Molina Healthcare are key sponsors of the event.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Ofﬁce of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.