Adapted sports provides an opportunity for sport and recreation programs for kids and teens with physical challenges. We currently offer two opportunities for athletes in Central Illinois: Peoria Wildcats wheelchair basketball and road racing.
Who is eligible to participate?
Anyone who has a physical disability or impairment that may include but is not limited to amputations, muscle disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy.
Do I have to be in a wheelchair to participate?
Many of our athletes have disabilities that affect their lower body but they are able to walk. For some sports these athletes utilize a wheelchair to create an equal playing field.
Do I have to have my own wheelchair to participate?
HISRA has wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment for those interested in testing out a new sport.
What is the difference between Adaptive Sports and Special Olympics?
Adaptive Athletics is for individuals with a primary physical disability only. Special Olympics is for those individuals with cognitive or mental impairments.
Still in doubt? Contact us!
Benefits of Participating in Sports
- Improve your health and overall well being . Improve your self-confidence
- Build strength, endurance, and skills . Develop team camaraderie
- Experience the thrill of competition. The benefits are endless!