Sept. 29, 2022
Media Advisory: Adaptive Athletics display to be unveiled at Jim Click Hall of Champions
- What: University of Arizona Disability Resource Center leaders and Adaptive Athletics supporter Jim Click will speak at the unveiling of a new display honoring the university's Adaptive Athletics program.
- When: Friday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Jim Click Hall of Champions, 1766 E. University Blvd.
- RSVP: Email Jason Ground, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to attend.
TUCSON, Ariz. – A new display honoring the University of Arizona's Adaptive Athletics program will be unveiled Friday at the university's Jim Click Hall of Champions.
Based out of the Disability Resource Center, the university's Adaptive Athletics program is the largest and most successful college-based adaptive sports program in the U.S., with seven competitive teams and an adaptive fitness center. In its 44-year history, Adaptive Athletics has sent 38 athletes to the Paralympics and has won multiple national titles in several sports.
The Hall of Champions, located inside McKale Memorial Center's Eddie Lynch Athletics Pavilion, features displays highlighting over 100 years of outstanding UArizona student-athletes, performances, traditions, events and spirit.
A special unveiling ceremony at the Hall of Champions will include a ribbon cutting for the new display and remarks from:
- Peter Hughes, director of Adaptive Athletics
- Amanda Kraus, assistant vice president of campus life and executive director of disability resources
- Jim Click, president of Jim Click Inc. Automotive Group and longtime Adaptive Athletics sponsor
The event will be followed by the annual wheelchair basketball Red-Blue game at McKale. Tip-off is 6:30 p.m. The intramural exhibition game will be followed by the Arizona Men's Basketball Red-Blue scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
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The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top 50 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2020 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $761 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 66 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually. For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.
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