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Adapted Sports and Recreation

Last Updated:
October 15, 2014

Adapted Sports and Recreation

ADAPTED_SPORTS


Composition and Appointment:

Members: Number (variable), subject to the needs and recommendations of the Chairperson with the approval of the committee's Board Liaison and the Second Vice President.

Terms:

Chairperson: 1 year progressing from Chair-Elect.
Chair-Elect 1 year, appointed by consensus of Committee, Board Member, and Second Vice President.
Past Chair: 1 year progressing from Chair.
Members: 3 years (one second three-year term permissible).

Duties / Objectives:

  1. To increase awareness of the role of physical fitness in the life of persons with developmental or acquired physical disabilities.
  2. To promote and stimulate research to determine the benefits and/or consequences of physical fitness activities including possible sports related injury in persons with disabilities.
  3. To compile existent literature on the benefits and/or consequences of physical fitness activities including possible sports related injury in persons with disabilities.
  4. To promote appropriate education and training of the child, family, school, and professionals in exercise programs and injury prevention relative to lifetime physical fitness and/or competitive sports.
  5. Develop a resource manual for adaptive education programs and other national/ international organizations that promote adapted sport and recreation.
  6. Recommend involvement/affiliations with various international agencies.
  7. To promote the adaptation of various games, toys, and artistic supplies to allow their use by persons who have disabilities as part of recreation and pleasure activities.

Selection of Award:  Duncan Wyeth Award

The award honors Duncan Wyeth, who has been both an outstanding athlete and advocate.

  1. The award goes to an individual who has promoted sports and/or recreation in their area for individuals with disabilities.  The recipient may be an athlete, coach or sponsor.
  2. The chair of the Adapted Sports Committee will contact the Local Host who will be asked to make a recommendation.  Or, if the chair or committee member knows of such an individual, they should contact the Local Host to inform him/her of the choice.
  3. The recipient is subject to approval by the Chair of the Awards Committee.
  4. The award shall be presented at the Annual Meeting.

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