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People with disabilities are getting outdoors all year long

Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 10:42:58-04

Wasatch Adaptive Sports is an organization that helps people with disabilities get outside with sports to promote independence and healthier living.

They do a lot with winter sports, but in reality they're working all year long.

Chair on its board of directors and Regence Director of Community and Business Relations, Miguel Rovira, says getting exercise in fresh air and sunshine is so important, even during the pandemic so they're continuing their activities.

Executive Director Elizabeth Jahp says their cycling program is the largest program of the entire year.

They help children, adults, veterans and their families with bike riding with distances from just around a park to miles-long trips from Provo to Salt Lake.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports relies on volunteers and donations. 75 percent of students participate for free because of scholarship programs.

If you'd like to help visit wasatchadaptivesports.org.