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URI to show clips from film about sports for those with disabilities April 3

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

Hosting dialogue with creators of ‘Endless Abilities’

WHAT: University of Rhode Island will show clips from film “Endless Abilities, Taking the ‘Dis’ Out of Disability Sports,” and host a dialogue with the filmmakers. In the spring of 2012, four best friends drove across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, according to the film’s website. They created a documentary film about their adventure. From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, their cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. They went rock climbing with the blind, played soccer with quadriplegics, and swam with those with muscular dystrophy. Through the journey, they learned that sports really are the great equalizer, unifying people of all abilities on a level playing field. (http://endlessabilities.org/#anchor-name) The College of Human Science and Services, Disability Services for Students and Student Affairs Diversity Fund are the sponsors. The program is free and open to the public.

WHO: Filmmakers Harvey Burrell, Will Humphrey, Tripp Clemens and Zachary Bastian.

WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: URI’s Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 120 Flagg Road, Room 100,

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862.