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Adaptive Sports Featured at City of Sparks Adventure Day Event



People with disabilities and their friends and families are invited to try out a variety of adaptive sports at Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day event at the Sparks Marina on Sunday, June 9, 2019. There will be hand-cycling, kayaking and rock climbing for attendees to try. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Marina peninsula.

Now in its 15th year, Adventure Day provides a world of possibilities with the use of adaptive equipment. The event’s namesake, Mark Wellman, is a two-time Paralympian and nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational speaker. He is best known for his ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, marking the first ascent of the cliff by a paraplegic.

Wellman will be on hand to share his passion for sports and the outdoors, while assisting participants with scaling a portable climbing wall. Those who want to test-drive an adaptive cycle can do so with help from members of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. There also will be a kayak station staffed with very experienced and knowledgeable community volunteers.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to try something new at Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day event. Sunscreen and close-toed shoes are required. A registration packet for participants, parents and/or guardians must be completed prior to participation. The packet can be downloaded at sparksrec.com and copies will be available at the event.

For more information call (775) 353-7815 or email [email protected]. The Sparks Marina Park is located at 300 Howard Drive.

Special thanks to the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, City of Reno Parks Recreation and Community Services, and Paralympic Sport Club for their support of the event.

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