People with disabilities can try out some summer sports for free at the Sparks Marina this weekend.
"Adventure sports is a passion of mine and we're trying to show that in the next day or so what adventure sports is all about," says motivational speaker Mark Wellman.
People with disabilities will get the chance to kayak, cycle and even rock climb with the aid of special equipment and harnesses.
Wellman has been in a wheelchair for three decades and was the first paraplegic to climb El Capitan in Yosemite and says he wants to show kids what they can do.
He was paralyzed when he was just 22 and had to spend seven and a half months in the hospital.
"When I got out I really thought that my life was over and fortunately I met some wheelchair athletes that showed me there are ways and you know there is life after spinal cord injury and that's what we're going to see here this Sunday."
Adventure Day is free and is from 10 am to 2 pm Sunday at the marina in Sparks which is located at 300 Howard Drive.
For more information call 353-7815.
Adventure Day is made possible through a grant for the Nell J. Redfield Foundation.
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