UA Wheelchair Athletes Go for the Gold

Sept. 21, 2015

The most successful and comprehensive program of its kind, the University of Arizona's Adaptive Athletics Program includes six competitive teams as well as an adaptive fitness center. In its 40-year history, Adaptive Athletics has sent 27 athletes to the Paralympics and has won a number of national titles. UA wheelchair tennis player Dana Mathewson competes worldwide and has her sights set on the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janiero.

An eight-kilometer road race, Jim Click's Run 'N' Roll — one of the oldest and most popular fitness events in Tucson — is held on the UA campus annually and benefits Adaptive Athletics. Click, a Tucson auto dealer, founded the race, which will be held this year on Oct. 4. For more information or to register, visit the race's website.