Bridge II Sports went back to school this weekend visiting both Duke University and UNC – Chapel Hill to expand minds and educate on the impact, importance and benefits of adapted sports first hand.
On Saturday March 17th, students from Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Duke University Physician Assistant Program at Duke University participated in the 8th annual Adaptive Sports Event with Bridge II Sports. BIIS athletes, parents, coaches and staff introduced over 160 enthusiastic students to wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, boccia and adapted cycling and got all of them into the action. This event promotes the inter-professional partnership between Physical Therapists and Physician Assistants while also increasing awareness about community resources, the need for active options for all and a holistic approach to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
On Sunday March 18th the BIIS staff, trailer and gear arrived at UNC – Chapel Hill joining Endless Sports to introduce the UNC Men’s Lacrosse Team to wheelchair lacrosse – that’s right, wheelchair lacrosse! Incredible day watching these athletes learning big about adapted sports and disability doing something they love in a new way.
Great weekend engaging with future leaders, practitioners and professionals and creating awareness about the empowering possibilities of sports for all.