[CHARLESTON, SC] – Fun, physical activities and sports should be a part of life for everyone, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) wants to provide all residents of the community with the opportunity to enjoy them. CCPRC is proud to partner with Adaptive Expeditions to host the 3rd annual Adaptive Recreation Weekend Sept. 24 and 25.
The weekend event will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 24 with an adaptive surfing clinic called Wheel to Surf, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Folly Beach County Park. The Adaptive Recreation Expo will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25 at James Island County Park from noon - 5 p.m.
“The Adaptive Recreation Weekend will showcase a variety of adaptive sports and leisure activities,” said Susie Goudy, CCPRC’s Assistant Director of Recreation. “It is the perfect avenue for our patrons with physical limitations to try something new, rediscover a past recreational pursuit, and to just have fun. That is what this event is all about.”
The Wheel to Surf event at Folly Beach County Park is part of a series of clinics conducted by the experts at Ocean Cure (Wilmington, NC) and Adaptive Surf Project (North Myrtle Beach). These non-profit agencies bring with them modified surfing equipment for participants with physical limitations. Admission for the Wheel to Surf clinic is free, but all interested participants are required to pre-register in order to participate.
Sunday’s expo at James Island County Park will feature a variety of additional modified recreational activities for those with physical challenges. The Adaptive Recreation Expo will include yoga, archery, paddling and climbing. American Canoe Association-certified Adaptive Paddling instructors will assist participants with adapting watercraft to fit their needs. There will also be wheelchair-basketball demos and opportunities for hand cycling. Additionally, the expo will feature vendors on site who will offer expert information, demonstrations and equipment.
Admission to the Adaptive Recreation Expo is free with regular gate admission into James Island County Park ($2 per person), but participants are encouraged to pre-register to ensure the availability of equipment. For more information about the Adaptive Recreation Weekend or to register for either event, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com, click the link below, or call 843-795-4386.
Volunteers are being recruited for the Wheels to Surf event and the expo. For more information on volunteering with CCPRC, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/Volunteer.
Launched in 2012, CCPRC’s AccessABILITY program strives to meet the growing needs of community members with limitations. It is hoped that through programming like the expo and other ventures, CCPRC will continue to serve the needs of this community. CCPRC strives to help participants develop lifelong leisure skills that will enable them to participate in recreation programs throughout the year. For more information, visit the link below.