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Barrier-Free Library: Sports for All: Find Out What Sport Is Right for You!


May 4, 2013

Program Locations:

NYPL partners with the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, NYC Adaptive Climbing and Peak Potential to offer a day of information, so people with varying abilities can find the right sport for them! Representatives of sports for all ages will be present to speak one-on-one as well as give presentations in the auditorium; there will also be lots of videos and demonstrations. 


Mark Farrell (pictured, below) will give the keynote presentation at 10:30 a.m. 








Schedule of Presentations:


10:30-11:00 a.m.          Keynote Address--Mark Farrell
11:15-11:30 a.m.          Long Island Bombers 
11:30-11:45 a.m.          Tennis Serves 
11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.       Seido Karate for the Blind
12-12:15 p.m.               Achilles International: activities for those with blindness/low vision
12:15-1 p.m.                 Break for Lunch
1-1:15 p.m.                   NYC Adaptive Climbing
1:15-1:30 p.m.              Peak Potential
1:30-1:45 p.m.              Leaps of Faith
1:45-2:00 p.m.              Achilles International: Activities for those with limited mobility
2:00-2:15 p.m.              Henry Viscardi School/Wheelchair Basketball
2:15-2:30 p.m.              Challenged Athletes Foundation
2:30-2:45 p.m               Gallop NYC
2:45-3:00 p.m.              Row New York
3:00-3:15 p.m.              Round Star Foundation
3:15-3:30 p.m.              Kicking the Spectrum


Other organizations that will be providing information include Citywide Aquatics,KEEN New YorkDancing Dreams and VISIONS Services for the Blind.


All are welcome. For more information, please call 212-340-0951 or e-mail