On Saturday, April 1st, 2023, I participated in Adaptive Sports Day at Demonstration Hall hosted by the Council of Students with Disabilities. Over 25 volunteers and athletes of all abilities came together to play goalball, tennis, pickleball, and of course trashketball—a form of wheelchair basketball using large trash bins. The trashketball games were competitive at times, but also welcoming to those wanting to try it for the first time.
This event was meant to spread awareness about adaptive recreation opportunities for the entire MSU community from staff to students alike. We were fortunate to have such a big turnout with everyone wanting to play. Everyone was hyped up and in high spirits—possibly because of the free Redbulls. Either way, this was a wonderful start to Spring, and I can't wait for more events in the future. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this happen.
This annual event is hosted annually in the spring semester to raise awareness on adaptive sports and alternative ways of exercising. Participants leave the event with knowledge on new sports and a widened perspective on accessibility and inclusivity.
Adaptive Sports Day is organized by the Council of Students with Disabilities and sponsored by the MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), and the MSU Adaptive Sports & Recreation Club.