Annual Lake Murray event allows special needs children to participate in water sports

Photos from 2018 Ski Clinic.

Limitless Sports will be holding their 18th annual Special Needs Ski Event Friday, June 21.

The organization was created in 1998 to allow children with special needs to participate in sports in a way that may otherwise not be afforded to them. This event is sponsored by Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, and was developed by Dr. Fred C. Piehl.

Piehl believes “the key is adaptation” for children with special needs to participate in sports, just as easily as other children. His goal in creating the program was to make sure each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The modified sports offered through Limitless Sports include sailing lessons, wheelchair basketball and water activities through the ski clinic.

This month’s clinic will offer water skiing on an adaptable ski, canoeing and tubing on Lake Murray. Special needs children six and older as well as their families are welcome to attend. The event will begin around 9 a.m. and will run until lunch time. Lunch will be provided.

The ski clinic will take place at Woodmen of the World located at 2000 Johnson Marina Road in Chapin. No unsupervised swimming for family members is allowed. Volunteers are still needed, so contact Laurie Peterson at (803)-933-6118 to participate or assist.

More information can be found on the event website. 

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