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Students, Athletes Come Together at Adapted Sports Night

image of student in wheelchairIn the spirit of Disability Awareness Month, faculty, staff and students and alumni came together for a night of hot-rod cycling, wheelchair basketball and various other activities at the third annual Adapted Sports Night on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Recreational Sports Center.

Image of student runningHosted by Services for Students with Disabilities, the open house event offers all participants an opportunity to play various sports adapted to accommodate different disabilities—from blind base running to wheelchair rugby.

image of student speaking with athleteParticipants also met with local athletes—including current UT Austin students and alumni—to learn more about their experiences competing on the national and international stage.

image of student doing wheelchair rugbyVisit this Flickr site to view more photos.

Photography by Brian Birzer