The HHP department along with the Adaptive Athletics student organization hosted a wheelchair rugby camp from 13th - 16th June 2013. 21 rugby enthusiasts from 7 states took part in the 5 day camp. US paralympian Jason Regier was on hand to coach the players. The first its kind in Houston, the camp was a huge success and was widely featured in the media. Below are some of the media reports about the event.
ABC13 KTRK TV
ABC 13 reported the story in its Your Hometown Live segment:
KHOU 11 Houston
KHOU 11 Sports reporter Daniel Gotera, reported on the Wheelchair Rugby camp, click on the image below to watch the video
Fox 26 Houston
Click the image below to watch the Fox 26 news report on the wheelchair rugby camp:
KUHF Houston Public Radio
The wheelchair rugby camp and the Adaptive Athletics student organization were featured on KUHF 88.7 Houston Public Radio's UH Moment by Marisa Ramirez. UH Moment is a weekly feature on KUHF that highlights stories from the University of Houston. You can listen to the segment below:
About The Adaptive Athletics Student Organization
Adaptive Athletics @ UH is a student organization which aims to create a UH athletics program for students with disabilities. The wheelchair rugby camp is the first step toward that goal.