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Adapted Sports Camp

The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department will host the inaugural Adapted Sports Camp at Kummer Little Recreation Center on August 4th and 5th, 2017.

The camp has been made possible through an Adaptive Sports Grant given out by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The camp has 25-30 open slots for Veterans from across the country to apply, attend and learn the sports of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and goalball, which is a sport for athletes with little to no vision.

Parks and Recreation entered into the grant process in partnership with Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation as well as Frazier Rehab out of Louisville. The awarded amount given by the grant allowed BGPR Special Populations to obtain 8 basketball wheelchairs, 2 tennis wheelchairs, and a new set of goalball equipment.

This is the first time any organization or entity has received the VA grant in the whole state of Kentucky. The City of Bowling Green is very excited about the opportunities for expanded programming this grant will present moving forward.

Parks and Recreation will be hosting registration check-in and a welcoming reception in the SkyPAC Lounge on August 4th from 6pm-8pm. Veterans who are attending the camp will have the opportunity to mingle with other camp participants and staff, as well as take in views of Downtown Bowling Green. The main portion of the camp will take place all day on Saturday, August 5th.

Please contact the Kummer Little Recreation Center at 270-393-3265 for more information on how you can register for this event. While this event is geared towards Veterans, it is open to the community as a whole.

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