Kids invited to participate in upcoming adaptive sports camp

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NORMAN, Okla. An adaptive sports camp is coming to Norman!

SportForward announced its inaugural adaptive sports camp, taking place on Saturday, September 27 at the Norman Optimist Club. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids ages 4 to16 who have physical and cognitive impairments are invited to participate in fun, recreational adaptive sports. The camp will introduce basic adaptive sport skills as well as activities such as wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

“We are thrilled to introduce SportForward to the Norman community and provide a fun day for kids that may not have many opportunities to participate in sports and recreation,” said Stephanie DeVoss, SportForward Director of Partnerships and Adaptive Sports Coordinator. “Families that attend will have a unique chance to meet each other and get connected to our partner organizations already active in Oklahoma.”

For 22 years, Norman-based SportForward has used sport projects in more than 60 countries as a tool to elevate, empower, educate and build lasting peace in communities that are marginalized, oppressed, and without hope. The upcoming camp is the organization’s first in the United States.

Adult volunteers have been recruited to help the SportForward staff facilitate the day’s activities, and children with disabilities are encouraged to attend