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Troy students learn about sports disability awareness in PE Takeover Day

Troy Middle School students play “goalball” while wearing blocking glasses to experience what people with visual difficulties might go through. Clockwise from left: Bella Avila, Ava Goodwin, Linh Truong and Erika Avila.
Troy Middle School students play “goalball” while wearing blocking glasses to experience what people with visual difficulties might go through. Clockwise from left: Bella Avila, Ava Goodwin, Linh Truong and Erika Avila.

Troy Middle School students recently experienced how it might feel to play sports if they were disabled.

The Troy District 30-C school held a “PE Takeover Day,” inviting Lincolnway Special Recreation Association to its physical education classes to lead students in various adaptive sports.

Troy students played wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and goalball.

According to LWSRA adapted athletics coach Christa McDonough, using the sport wheelchairs and other equipment allowed the students to experience sports the way someone with a disability might

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. For more information, visit lwsra.org.
 

 

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