Adaptive Sports Experience hits Laredo
It was a day of new experiences for many at TAMIU, as the Adapted Sports Experience was held at the university. The goal of the A.S.E. is to show how the physically challenged participate in sports. Wounded warriors from the Brookes Medical Center brought their expertise to the court and field including six-time paralympic medalist Gabe Diaz de Leon, who is a part of the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame. A number of students tested out the sports, one of which was over joyed while playing basketball.
"The smile on his face, he started crying at one point because he got emotional because he doesn't have a place to play sports. It was the first time he had been in a sports chair, he could push it easier then his day chair and so it was really fun for him to play sports and score a goal in a game."
Those participating went through a number of sports including bike riding, basketball and track and field.