Event to be held at CCM Saturday, April 27
Picatinny Arsenal will host an adaptive sports celebration with demonstrations by para athletes including veterans and first responders at the County College of Morris Health and Physical Education building on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to the public, the DoD Warrior Game Celebration will showcase wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, racing wheelchair and archery. The public will have an opportunity to try the para athletic equipment and participate in game demonstrations.
The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and to experience the excitement of adaptive sports and to promote the 2019 DoD Warrior Games. Adaptive sports are played by people with disabilities who use modified equipment to meet their needs. Adaptive sports enable veterans and civilians to recover physically and emotionally from debilitating injuries.
Speaking at the celebration will be Brandon Holiday, a seven-time Team USA member and seven time National paracanoe kayak sprint champion who will talk about the importance of using sports as a catalyst to heal. Holiday, a decorated police officer who was born in Livingston and now resides in Philadelphia, lost his left leg below the knee in 2006 from a blood-clotting condition called antiphospholipid syndrome.
One aspect of the celebratory day is to encourage students to find careers that assist the para community. In addition, CCM has a Veteran Services department and encourages those who served and eligible dependents to make full use of their V.A. educational benefits.
Parking for DoD Warrior Games Celebration will be in lot 7 and 8. CCM is located at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph.