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For Immediate Release
News Date: July 01, 2021

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Partners with Clemson University to Offer Veterans Adaptive Soccer Camp

COLUMBUS – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with Clemson University to offer the Clemson Veterans Adaptive Soccer Camp. This initiative is part of the Clemson Paralympic Soccer Program and takes place July 9-11, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday’s session will include a tour of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, followed by dinner at Topgolf. Adaptive Sports Club of Columbus, part of Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Therapeutic Recreation division, will host the camp.

Meals and housing will be provided for all camp participants. Transportation will also be provided to and from camp activities. Injured and disabled veterans will have the opportunity to learn the basics of adaptive soccer, which include 7-a-side and blind soccer. They will also earn certifications in US Soccer Federation Grassroots Coaching and Mental Health First Aid, and will receive tips and resources for putting their newly-acquired skills and certifications to use in their communities.

All injured and disabled military veterans are welcome to register and participate, regardless of ability. Sign up at clemsonparalympicsoccer.org or call Therapeutic Recreation at 614-645-5648.

The safety of participants and staff remains a priority, and appropriate safety measures remain in place. Columbus Public Health continues to recommend that all unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while indoors and if a distance of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained while outdoors. Columbus Recreation and Parks staff will support anyone who would like to wear a mask while participating in programming, and will continue to have masks available for anyone who requests one.

More information about safety protocols is available at columbus.gov/recparkscovid19.