The Michigan State University Council of Students with Disabilities (CSD) recently hosted their 6th annual Adaptive Sports Day: Sports & Recreation for All Abilities on April 2, 2022 at Demonstration Hall. The event was organized with the assistance and sponsorship of the MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), and the MSU Adaptive Sports & Recreation Club.
Adaptive Sports Day is hosted annually in the spring semester to raise awareness on adaptive sports and alternative ways of exercising. Participants can walk away from the event with knowledge on new sports and a widened perspective on accessibility and inclusivity. Activities at the event included Goal Ball, Trashketball (variation of basketball with trashcans and wheelchairs), Hand-cycling, Wheelchair Tennis, and Bocce Ball. The event welcomed over 25 individuals consisting of students and community members from CSD, Tower Guard, and the MSU Adaptive Sports & Recreation Club. Virginia Rutan, Ability Access Specialist, Student-Athlete Liaison, and Advisor to the Council of Students with Disabilities, comments on this event saying, “Adaptive Sports Day is all about accessible sports and recreation for all abilities – having fun, exercising, while building community.”