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Activity Day for Children with Disabilities Is This Saturday, April 2

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Children with physical and developmental disabilities will have an opportunity to stretch, kick, and play games at Let's Ignite! Activity Day this Saturday, April 2, on Memory Mall at UCF.

Individuals aged 5 through 21 years and their families are invited to participate in this free event sponsored by the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. There will be two sessions, 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m.

Each child will be partnered with a D.P.T. student "buddy" for a two-hour session. The physical therapy student will tailor activities such as soccer, basketball and Frisbee throwing to meet the child's individual needs and ensure fun and safety.

Family members, including siblings, and legal guardians are invited to participate in the activities or simply relax and watch.

The goal is to create a fun and memorable day for both the children and families and to promote a healthy lifestyle, according to D.P.T. student and event co-chair Jerilyn Toubman.

This year's event will feature a visit from Knightro and assistance at activity stations by UCF athletes. In addition, the Orlando chapter of Medals4Mettle will honor each participating child at the end of the event.

To learn more and preregister, visit www.ucfdptfieldday.com. Day-of registration is available but early registration is encouraged.

Also see www.facebook.com/LetsIgniteUCFDPT/?fref=ts. To make a donation to pay for equipment, outreach and other event needs, visit www.gofundme.com/d89jk5hg.

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