[tabi] FW: SportsAbility - 2010

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  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:25:54 -0500

        SportsAbility 20th Anniversary

        Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA) proudly presents
the 
        20th Annual SportsAbility 2010



For more information contact:
David Jones (850) 201-2944 ext. 2
Laurie LoRe-Gussak (850) 201-2944 ext. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA) proudly presents the 
20th Annual SportsAbility 2010
Tallahassee, FL (April 15 - April 18) - Florida Disabled Outdoors
Association (FDOA) presents SportsAbility 2010. This 20th annual event
celebrates active leisure for life for people with disabilities, their
families, and friends. This year's event will take place April 15-18.
The aim of SportsAbility is to offer participants new avenues to stay
active and enjoy life. By providing accessible recreation opportunities,
SportsAbility aims to enrich the quality of life for people of all
abilities. SportsAbility would not be possible without the help and
support of its many sponsors.
April 15 - DAY ONE - ACTIVE LEISURE FOR LIFE BANQUET
The event will open with the Active Leisure for Life fundraising banquet
on Thursday, April 15 at the Doubletree Hotel at 6:30 p.m. The dinner
will celebrate the efforts of those who have contributed to the
disability community.  Family and friends will gather together to enjoy
a sit-down dinner, hear the key note speaker followed by music and a
silent auction. All proceeds from the dinner will support the FDOA
SportsAbility and the Recreational Activity for Adults with Disabilities
programs.  Advanced tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. 
April 16 - DAY TWO - RESOURCE EXPO AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES
On Friday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the TCC Lifetime
Sports Complex, at no charge, participants can try many accessible and
inclusive recreational activities and indoor sports including: power
soccer, tennis, rugby, archery, shooting and fishing simulators, and
more. There will be therapeutic recreation activities for youth hosted
by the TCC Recreation Management Program.  Participants will also have
the opportunity to attend the SportsAbility Resource Expo with the
latest information on products, services and programs addressing leisure
recreation, health, assistive technologies and other disabilities
interests.
April 17- DAY THREE - OUTDOORS DAY
Saturday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. a variety of outdoor
activities will be provided. Volunteers from Tallahassee Orthopedic
Clinic, TCC athletes/students, and people throughout the community will
be assisting at Ochlockonee River State Park. Participants will enjoy
water recreation, such as pontoon boat rides, sit-water skiing, sailing,
swimming, fishing and kayaking. There will also be horseback rides,
archery, target shooting, disc golf and more.  Lunch is provided for all
participants and volunteers. The first 400 participants will receive a
SportsAbility t-shirt. Free shuttle service will be provided from CK
Steele Plaza to the park with pickups at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and
returning at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
April 18 - DAY FOUR - POWER SOCCER CLINIC / BASEBALL GAME
On Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. join in the excitement of all
that power soccer and baseball has to offer! This closing event will
take place at the Miracle League Field - Messer Park. Attendees will
have the opportunity to see, learn, and play power soccer and baseball.
Activities include a free power soccer clinic, baseball games, and
interactive play between attendees.
SportsAbility is the premier program hosted by FDOA. This program is
funded through partnerships and could not be possible without the
continuous help and support of FDOA sponsors. Some of the organizations
promoting SportsAbility include: The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Program, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, Tallahassee Community College,
Florida ARF, Tallahassee Tourist Development Council, Florida State
Parks, Vocational Rehabilitation, FAAST, Community Health Service
Partnership and many more. Each sponsor contributes in the making of
this event by demonstrating awareness for recreation and physical
activities for people with disabilities in our community. FDOA thanks
its sponsors for their involvement and generosity.
For more information on SportsAbility 2010 or how to purchase tickets
for the banquet or request transportation assistance, please contact the
FDOA at (850) 201-2944 or info@xxxxxxxx or visit www.fdoa.org. 
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