On May 18, Clemson University hosted the annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games. Para-athletes and Paralympians came together to compete in archery and track & field events. Participants and spectators were also able to watch three new national records be set.
This is one of only a few adaptive sport opportunities that Jasmine Townsend is involved in bringing to Clemson. During this past April, she helped start Clemson’s competitive wheelchair tennis team, which is being coached by a former US national wheelchair tennis team coach. In October of this year, Townsend looks forward to Clemson hosting a junior wheelchair basketball tournament. Then on May 15-17 of 2020, the Wheelchair Games will begin again!
For more on this year’s Wheelchair Games, check out Inside Clemson Article, WSPA’s coverage, and Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games’ Facebook page. Also check out this Greenville News article on the tennis team.
For more on Clemson’s accessibility efforts, check out Clemson’s Accessibility Portal.