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Adapted Sports

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!