United Spinal's 7th Annual Kids Sports Spectacular: Recreation Clinic for Youth with Disabilities

Aug 04, 2011, 09:15 ET from United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal presents the 7th annual Kids Sports Spectacular for children and young adults with disabilities (ages of 4 – 21) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, to be held on Saturday, August 13th from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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The Kids Sports Spectacular is a free, one-day, indoor event that features instruction and educational clinics on wheelchair tennis, softball, basketball, power hockey, hand cycling and strength training.  

Kids will also have the opportunity to try martial arts therapy, which builds confidence and teaches inner strength.

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Free lunch and refreshments for all participants will be provided.

Free copies of New Mobility Magazine will be offered to all attendees.

Campbell's Soup will be in attendance with nutritious products for health and active lifestyles.

Other highlights include:

  • Fields of Dreams, South Jersey's premier field where children with disabilities play adaptive baseball, will be on hand with information on signing your child up.
  • Free tune-ups and adjustments to your child's wheelchair will be provided courtesy of the Wheelchair Man.
  • Keynote address by Nick Gaynor & Frank Kinesey, students with disabilities at Villanova University who are student managers of the Villanova Men's and Women's Basketball teams. Nick and Frank were recently profiled on ESPN (video clip).

The Kids Sports Spectacular is hosted by United Spinal Association and Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm that is providing the use of the Wells Fargo Center for the event.  Other sponsors/supporters include Bayada Nurses; Permobil; Aramark; Ride-Away; EasyStand.

To register, visit www.unitedspinal.org/kss or call toll free (800) 404-2898 ext. 7203.

About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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