United Spinal's 8th Annual Kids Sports Spectacular: Recreation Clinic for Youths with Disabilities

Jul 17, 2012, 09:30 ET from United Spinal Association

A Great Day For Kids Who Are Wheelchair Users & Their Families

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal presents the 8th annual Kids Sports Spectacular (KSS) 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 4th from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

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The Kids Sports Spectacular is a free, one-day, indoor event that features instruction and educational clinics on Basketball, Tennis, Sled Hockey, Hand Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Squash and Softball.

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

Free lunch and refreshments for all participants will be provided and free copies of New Mobility Magazine will be offered to all attendees.

Families from last year's KSS said the following:

  • "I really want to say thank you! Thanks to all the sponsors and the people who made this happen. Thanks to the volunteers who help my little brother enjoy such a wonderful experience. This has been the greatest day of my life!"
  • "We all had fun. Thank you for having us here. This is a dream come true for Lincoln. It's really touched my heart to see my son enjoying himself."
  • "This has been an absolute delight. My brother has the biggest smile on his face. I've never seen him so happy. "
  • "Last year was the first time we came to the Kids Sports Spectacular. My son didn't want to come last year. Thanks to these activities and KSS, he's now a part of a wheelchair basketball team in Delaware! He couldn't wait for today's activity. He's so happy. Next year, he wants to be a volunteer. As a parent, I'm happy kids have the opportunity to learn to practice and participate in sports."

The Kids Sports Spectacular is hosted by United Spinal Association, Aramark 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; Coloplast; EasyStand; Invacare; Sunrise Medical; Wheels of Fun and New Mobility.

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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