BG Parks and Recreation hosts adaptive sports at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green Parks and Recreation hosted several adaptive sports at Western Kentucky University on Wednesday.

They have hosted these sports for five years, not only bringing awareness to the community, but allowing people with physical disabilities to be a part of several sports.

They offer sports like wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and adaptive swimming. Today, players participated in goalball, sit volleyball and international soccer starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“It creates a more inclusive society, it creates more of an accessible community, and sports and recreation is kind of the avenue that we do that, again it helps people see what’s possible in the can and not the can’t, the abilities above the disabilities,” said Cameron Levis, of BG Parks and Recreation. “That just leads to a more inclusive society, and we are using parks and recreation and sport to do that and it’s a really fun thing to do each day.”

Anyone who is five years and up is allowed to participate in these sports with youth and adult groups to choose from. They will soon be the first department to have a collegiate program in the state of Kentucky.