April 15, 2004
Tallahassee, FL –
Over twenty Florida State student-athletes will be volunteering this weekend at the 11th annual Sportsability, which is set to take place this Friday and Saturday at the Seminole Reservation and TCC Lifetime Sports Complex. The event will feature two-days worth of sporting events for the physically disabled and is sponsored by the Florida Disabled Outdoor Association (FDOA), Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College.
Chris Rix, AJ Nicholson, Paul Irons, Eric Moore, David Castillo and Ray Willis will be among the FSU football players donating their time along with eight members of the men’s basketball team. In addition, FSU swimmers and volleyball players will also be on hand to assist the participating athletes.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes that are so blessed with physical abilities to be around people who have greater challenges and give them the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and have a wonderful time doing it,” said Associate Athletics Director for Student Services and Personal Development Pam Overton.
About 1,000 people are expected to participate in Sportsability and all activities are free. Indoor activities are set to take place Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and outdoor activities will take place Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. FSU student-athletes will be assisting in areas ranging from archery to kayaking to horseback riding.
For more information on the 11th annual Sportsability please call (850) 668-7323 or go online and visit www.fdoa.org.