This past weekend was filled with several activities. The 18th Annual James Island Connector Run was a great success. The weather was nice and we had a great turnout of runners, walkers, cyclists and wheelchair riders.
Sarah Casteel was the only hand cyclist in the event and there were a few people with are blind who rode tandem bicycles with a sighted rider.
Marka Danielle walked the bridge using her Purple Legs and Adam Gorlitsky walked the course in his exoskeleton.
All proceeds from the race benefit students with physical disabilities through the Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation at six local colleges: College of Charleston, The Citadel, Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College the Medical University of South Carolina and the Art Institute of Charleston.
Adaptive Expeditions Wheelchair Tennis Clinic
After the race, a group of us attended Adaptive Expeditions‘ inaugural wheelchair tennis clinic. The nonprofit organization provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. The session was led by avid tennis players Sarah Casteel and Jeff Kegler.
There was a mix of experience levels of the participants. A couple people didn’t need the instructional lessons, so they played a game on their own. The rest of us were newer to the sport.
Take a look at the video clips and watch us in action!