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APSU hosts Nashville NWBA teams

September 30, 2003

Austin Peay will host the Nashville Wheel Cats and the Nashville Music City Lightening in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The basketball game begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 in the Memorial Health Building gymnasium.

Kim Rodgers, coordinator of disability services, says she hopes watching wheelchair basketball will affirm the notion that just because [a person] has a disability, doesnt mean [(s)he] cant do what everyone else can do.
September 30, 2003

Austin Peay will host the Nashville Wheel Cats and the Nashville Music City Lightening in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The basketball game begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 in the Memorial Health Building gymnasium.

Kim Rodgers, coordinator of disability services, says she hopes watching wheelchair basketball will affirm the notion that “ just because [a person] has a disability, doesn't mean [(s)he] can't do what everyone else can do.”

During half-time, spectators will be invited to perform drills with the teams.

"We want to expose the community to athletics from a disability point of view…and to those with permanent disabilities,” says David Davenport, director of university recreation. “We want to show them that there is something out there for everyone…and it is fun.”

The event is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be awarded to APSU students with valid identification cards.

For further information regarding the game, telephone 6230.
Terry Stringer