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U.S. Paralympics and the City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department Partner to Create Paralympic Sport Club Clarksville

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the City of Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation department have partnered to create Paralympic Sport- Clarksville.

Paralympic Sport – Clarksville is a community-based sports club developed to involve youth and adults, including active duty service members and veterans, with physical and visual disabilities in ongoing sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.  All programs and activities will be based in Clarksville and run by Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation department.

“U.S. Paralympics is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with physical and visual disabilities to be physically active in their own communities.  Participation in physical activity enhances not only self-esteem and peer relationships, but also results in greater achievement, better overall health and higher quality of life,” said Mike Mushett, U.S. Paralympics Director of Community Programs.

With 21 million Americans living with a physical or visual disability, including thousands of military personnel who’ve been severely injured while on active duty, this is an important community need.

Clarksville’s Parks & Recreation department recognizes that need and has already begun offering programs exclusively geared towards those with physical and visual disabilities like wheelchair basketball, archery, adaptive swim and more. Interested participants can visit recpro.cityofclarksville.com to find out more and to register online.

“We are very proud to be given the designation of Paralympic Sport Club Clarksville. It is an honor that we will be a part of the national movement to bring awareness, promote sport and activity to a segment of the population that may not have the opportunity otherwise,” said Kevin Cowling, Clarksville Parks & Recreation Manager of Operations and Planning.

Paralympic Sport Clubs will soon be located in all 50 states in the U.S. and the network continues to grow.

For more information about U.S. Paralympics, please contact Beth Bourgeois at 719.866.2039 or .

About U.S. Paralympics

U.S. ParalympicsU.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities.

Visit the U.S. Paralympics website at www.usparalympics.org.


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