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For Immediate Release
May 31, 2018

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Brockport to Host Week-Long Sports Camp for the Visually Impaired

Camp Abilities Brockport returns for its 23rd year; aims to get children with visual impairments active

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BROCKPORT, NY—Children with visual impairments will get to ride bikes, run track, stand-up paddleboard, swim, go horseback riding, play baseball and more when they arrive at The College at Brockport June 24. And some of them will be doing it for the very first time.

Camp Abilities Brockport, a week-long sports camp for children with visual impairments, returns to Brockport for its 23rd year June 24 through June 30. The camp, which is led by Brockport faculty, students and a number of volunteers, adapts sports to make them accessible for children with visual impairments.

The return of sailing on Lake Ontario to Camp Abilities programming is one of this year's highlights. The program will be administered by Paralympic sailor Kris Scheppe. Two other Paralympians, Martha Ruether (swimming) and Lindsay Ball (skiing/marathon runner) will also be on hand to work with the athletes.

Opening ceremonies take place on June 24, with the full camp slated to kick off on June 25. Morning activities take place between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Afternoon activities take place between 2:50 pm and 5:15 pm.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 *

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