The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center For Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit) Hosts Open House

Public Invited to Experience Adaptive Sports & Recreational Activities

SpoFit Grand Opening Poster
SpoFit Grand Opening Poster
  • SpoFit Grand Opening Poster
    SpoFit Grand Opening Poster
    SpoFit Grand Opening Poster
    SpoFit Grand Opening Poster

WHO:            

The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit), a program of Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL)

 

WHAT:            

The SpoFit is hosting its grand opening.  The public is invited to attend and experience many types of adaptive sports including basketball, rugby, tennis, volleyball, table tennis and fencing.

Live music and dancing featuring local Phoenix band, the Instant Classics

 

WHEN:             

Friday, February 24th

10:00 AM        Flag Dedication Ceremony featuring  Rick Romley

11:00 AM        Sports, fitness & recreational  demonstrations. Facility tours.

3:00 PM         Guest Speaker, ASU wrestling champion, Anthony Robles

5:00 PM         Live music and dancing

 

Saturday, February 25th

9:00 AM          Regional youth wheelchair basketball tournament

                      Open house tours

 

Sunday, February 26th

9:00 AM          Regional youth wheelchair basketball tournament

 

 

WHERE:                   

The SpoFit is located adjacent to the Disability Empowerment Center at 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034.  Physical address is 5031 E. Washington St., with parking available in DEC/SpoFit garage. 

 

WHY              

The SpoFit is unique. It is one of only two sports and fitness centers in the U.S. that is designed specifically for people with disabilities.  The $12 million, 45,000-square-foot center is home to the Phoenix Wheelchair  Suns and the Phoenix Fusion rugby team.  Numerous local Paralympic champions and 2012 London hopefuls train at the facility. The center offers numerous  recreational programs for anyone with a disability to enjoy. Memberships are available for individuals and their families. 

 

 

Media Contact:

Loren Worthington

Communications & Marketing Manager

ABIL/SpoFit  (www.spofit.org)

lorenw (at) abil.org

Office:  602-386-4278