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‘Move Along’ organization showcases sports are made for anyone

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CONKLIN (WBNG) -- Students at Richard T. Stank Middle School are hitting the court to play sports, but they're doing it a little differently.

'Move Along', an organization that specializes in adaptive sports is showing students across the Southern Tier that sports are for everyone.

"I've never been in a wheelchair and have to deal with this, but it's cool to see what they get to do," said Myles Clement, a student in the class.

The class spent time in the gym playing basketball, hockey, and cycling, all using equipment made for people with disabilities.

"Here's a chance to realize, 'I'm not defined by this disability, I'm defined by my abilities to push through what I need to get to,'" said Jeff Wright, executive director for Move Along.

For one student in the class, she has a disability, but she says that doesn't define her.

"Growing up with a disability, there's things that are pretty difficult and things can be adapted and stuff like that, but I think that even if you have a disability, you can do anything," said Addison Rosenkrans.

After trying out the sports, students say, they have a new respect for people with disabilities.

"It works out different muscles and it gives you a better idea of what disabled people have to do to stay active," said Calli Graham.

Move Along frequently visits schools to educated students on the importance of inclusion in sports as well as hosting programs to play sports. For more information visit their website.

Katie Jones

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