The Recreation Center and Brain Balance are hosting an event to spread awareness about the adaptive programming available in Utah County. With the opening of a new state-of-the-art recreation facility — new opportunities and avenues have been made available for residents. One of the needs determined prior to the Recreation Center groundbreaking was programming for individuals with disabilities. Out of this need derived many new programs that have been implemented, and we want you to come and experience them.
From 6:00 – 10:00 pm on Friday, February 21 at the Provo Recreation Center — everyone of all ages and ability levels are invited to come and check out the adaptive programs and have an opportunity to see what it is like to live with a disability.
- Painting community collages with a paintbrush in your mouth
- Practicing basketball drills in highly adjustable sport wheelchairs
- Testing out adaptive equipment that lets you walk, cycle, and ski without legs
- BYU’s women’s soccer team will be hosting goal ball games (soccer for those with visual impairments)
- Participate in fitness demonstrations including Tai Chi, yoga, and tumbling tots
- Educational workshops that aim to teach parents and community members about working with mild to severe disabilities.
- Live entertainment, food, giveaways and crafts
There will be activities for the whole family from child to grandparent to enjoy. No matter who you are, you will have a fun and valuable experience.
The event will highlight senior programming, activities designed especially for those recovering from surgeries or physical limitations, youth and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities, and everyone else in between.
Vendors from around the community will come to display opportunities you never thought possible, from being one of the first to have free internet in your home through Google Fiber, paragliding, using essential oils for therapeutic healing, progressive equipment for healing and recreational use, and several other community services.
Don’t miss Brain Balance’s reading challenge, that allows people to read captions of text and determine how many times their brain diverts during the exercise. Then discover best practices to assist with focus and attention. Brain Balance’s research is changing lives, and they are opening a location in Utah Valley in the Spring. Check them out here » http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/
I will be introducing the new Recreation Center programs as well as introducing the keynote speaker — Tim Hurst, a multi-marathoner. You can find more information about Tim on his blog » http://runningonmylastleg.com/
The Recreation Center would like to thank the Event Sponsors, who have generously contributed and made this event possible.
Thank you — Target, 3B, Sweet Tooth Fairy, Gurus, Los Hermanos, Red Deli, Rubios, Del Taco, Provo beach Resort, Heber Valley Railroad, Cinemark, Hale Center Theatre, Ruby River, Sams Club, Macaroni Grille, Coldstone, Jamba Juice, Cocoa Bean Café, and Red Lobster.