Chapter 12: Sports, Recreation and Travel
Section 1: Sports, Camps, Recreation And Leisure
Subsection C: Sports for People with Disabilities
BlazeSports is driven by a desire to provide all children and adults with physical disabilities the chance to play sports and live healthy, active lives.
The University of Central Oklahoma's Endeavor Games exists to create competitive, fun, safe and high quality sport competitions for athletes with physical disabilities throughout the United States. They aspire to serve the needs of athletes whether they participate for health, recreation or dream of being a Paralympian.
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.
Sponsors wheelchair basketball, softball tournaments, water skiing, snow skiing, scuba diving, fishing tournaments and other summer and winter sports. May host a 2007 state 9-ball pool tournament. People with various disabilities can participate in Spokesmen sports events, although some events must be played from wheelchairs.
Year-round sports activities for individuals with disabilities. Call for information on events and for referral to local Special Olympics programs.
The Center provides a wide variety of services for persons with physical challenges in three major program areas, rehabilitative services, adaptive recreation and community reintegration.