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Paralympians Featured Nov. 25 at PCC Screening, Panel Discussion

November 21, 2013

 Free event to gauge interest in an adaptive athletics program at PCC

Tucson, AZ – Paralympic Athletes from Tucson will be the highlight of a special evening Pima Community College is hosting on Nov. 25 to prompt discussion about adding an adaptive athletics program at the College.

Team USA in Tucson: Meet the Athletes, which is free and open to the public, features four members of U.S. Paralympics teams:

The athletes will be part of a panel that discusses the benefits and demands of adaptive athletics. The discussion follows a screening of the Academy Award-nominated “Murderball,” a 2005 documentary about the USA Wheelchair Rugby Team’s pursuit of the 2004 Paralympics Gold Medal.

  • What: Team USA in Tucson: Meet the Athletes
  • When: Nov. 25, 2013, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: Amethyst Room – PCC Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Info: 520-206-4999

 “These individuals are inspiring because of the work and dedication they have invested into their craft,” said Dr. Dolores Durán-Cerda, PCC Senior Assistant to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, who oversees Disabled Student Resources for the College.

Durán-Cerda said she hopes that by featuring world-class athletes, PCC will be able to build interest in adaptive athletics in the College and community.

Light refreshments provided.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850