In the first adaptive golf event of the year, the USAGA Paralympic International, Jesse Williamson, Danny Acosta, and Chris Schmidt represented the UArizona Adaptive Golf Program as champs. Jesse/Danny played well and showed the perseverance that personifies this program. Chris did not play due to the fact he was assisting in the running of the tournament as a representative of TIUTP, who was responsible for producing the tournament. This was but the first of many competitions that the team will compete in as we continue to grow the program. Below is a video of the tournament as well as some select shots of the competitors.
University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program to launch first ever Adaptive Golf program.
The University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics program, already the largest in the nation supporting six wheelchair sports has announced its first golf tournament to help raise money to create the first ever Adaptive Golf program in the USA.
Our goal, is to provide top level education and sporting experience for any athlete with a physical disability that wants to attend our University. Golf has a rich history in Tucson and at our University so it makes sense that we support adaptive golf here at the University. Adaptive Golf is played by amputees, by people with Spinal Cord Injuries, cognitive disabilities and the Visually Impaired. We can and will support their educational and athletic goals with community support.
To start the program, Adaptive Athletics is teaming up with Tee it Up Tour Productions which promotes adaptive golf throughout the USA and will be hosting the Inaugural TIU Shootout Benefit Tournament which will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Sewailo Golf Club.
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