Due to popular demand and interest, Markeim is pleased to announce that the exhibition Adaptive Sports: The Photographs of Joan Wheeler is being held over until Monday, October 31. Adaptive Sports enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional indoor and outdoor activities. These successful programs empower the participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.
In this one-woman exhibition, Joan hopes to show with her photographs that people with disabilities can participate and compete in any sport with just a few modifications. They can compete on a local or national level or enjoy the sports for recreation. There are many opportunities for all, including biking, rowing, basketball, rugby, sled hockey, road racing, swimming, paddle boarding, skiing, water skiing and track and field.
Some of the equipment and apparatus used in adaptive sports will also be on display. We are anticipating that some adaptive athletes will attend to talk about their sport. It is very important for people to understand that those with disabilities can be active like everyone else and athletes with disabilities are real athletes and deserve to be recognized as such.