Disabled Take to the Water

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By WGXA Staff


Updated: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:53:24 EST

A program At Lake Tobesofkee offers people with disabilities an opportunity to get out on the water Friday and enjoy the day.

Campers from Blaze Sports America had a chance to enjoy water sports. The program is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides sport and physical activity opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities.

The campers traveled from Atlanta to take advantage pf adaptive water sports. A program run By Phil Martin for 18 years at Lake Tobesofkee.

"In the therapeutic field water is often called the great equalizer,” Martin said. “It allows a person to get out of their wheelchair, put the crutches on the beach and get out and participate in a fun recreational activity."

Equipment is adaptive specifically for people with disabilities.

Adaptive Aquatics is available for free at Lake Tobesofkee. All equipment is donated or paid for by sponsors. If you're disabled and want to learn a water sport call Phil Martin at 478-731-6554.

The program runs until September.

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