TAMPA, Fla., February 13, 2008 – – On Saturday, February 16th, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa will be hosting the “No Limits” sports event in conjunction with Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department Blaze Sports Club and the Paralympic Academy-Beijing Tampa Bay at the Hillsborough County All People’s Life Center complex located at 6105 E. Sligh Avenue.
The event will begin at 9:00 am and is scheduled to conclude at 3:00 pm.
All physically challenged youth, age 6 and older who may use an orthosis, prosthesis, or a wheelchair will participate in this fun and informative event.
Local instructors, hospital representatives, and former and current Paralympians will be on hand to coach and encourage our patients. Sports clinics will be offered in the areas of: wheelchair basketball, adaptive tennis, boccia, power wheelchair soccer, weight lifting/training, table tennis, field events, hand cycling, adaptive karate and dance.
We are also offering an open panel discussion for parents and a resource library.
In addition, participants between the ages of 12-18 will have the opportunity to “Win a Trip to Beijing” as a part of the Paralympic Academy-Beijing educational program traveling to Beijing, China for the 2008 Paralympic Games.
More information please contact Jamie Parker.
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 813-972-2250 x 7642