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DC Adventure Team Challenge Thrills Developmentally-Disabled Participants
Date:7/25/2014

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

At World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge in Washington DC July 19, 17 participating developmentally-disabled teens and young adults discovered that outdoor sporting activities can be fun, even if off-road bicycling, canoeing and hiking can be challenging.

The third-year event, hosted by the national non-profit at the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, included a record number of participating athletes both disabled and able-bodied. Under slightly overcast skies and temperatures in the 80s, the disabled athletes joined 17 able-bodied athletes to complete each stage as teams.

“One of the greatest aspects of the Challenge is World T.E.A.M. Sports' willingness to be flexible with each component of the event and to accommodate each teen as best they can,” said KEEN Greater DC Senior Program Manager Beth Wenger, whose non-profit organization helped recruit athletes for the suburban Washington event. “This year, we had one teen that, although she tried, just wasn't comfortable on a tandem or a recumbent, and she was able to skip that part. We also had several parents who were concerned that their teen wasn't fit enough and didn't have the stamina for it. They all were able to do it in one way or another, and they all had a great time and were proud of what they
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