Inclusive Programs & Events
All-In-Recreation or AIR, provides programs for Sac State students and WELL Members of all abilities to come together to learn various sports and other recreational activities through inclusive play. Inclusion is a philosophy that we at The WELL embrace; Inclusion is going beyond having an accessible facility by actively supporting the participation of people with and without disabilities.
Hornets give back to support local school districts in providing purposeful goal-oriented recreation and leisure opportunities to encourage social emotional learning for students with disabilities from two local Sacramento School Districts. Unified All-In-Recreation runs one day a week for eight weeks in duration. If you would like to support inclusion, please fill out our volunteer application.
- Volunteer training and program schedule
- Thursdays: 9:30–11:00 am
- September 10, 17, 19
- October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- November 5, 12, 19
- Thursdays: 9:30–11:00 am
More about the Recreational Therapy AIR Volunteer Program
Our volunteers play an essential role in supporting the implementation and facilitation of inclusive and specialized recreation and leisure pursuits that provide opportunities for members of all abilities and backgrounds to recreate together.
If you are interested in volunteering for the semester, please fill out an application above. Our department accepts volunteers on a semester basis. Volunteers that provide 20 hours of service earn an AIR T-shirt.
The following adaptive sport opportunities will not be offered in Fall 2020. We are committed to offering these sports in future semesters and hope to bring them back soon!
Wheelchair basketball is the number one adaptive sport in the world. The rules of basketball and wheelchair basketball are very much alike; the most noticeable difference being that you have to bounce the ball on the court after every two pushes of your wheelchair. Drop-in or register in advance on the MINDBODY app. Athletic Wheelchairs are provided to participants.
Wheelchair Rugby is an inclusive team sport consisting of two teams with four players each. The objective is to get the ball past the other teams' goal line. The sport is played in specialized wheelchairs designed to withstand contact from other chairs. Wheelchair Rugby is a fast-paced adaptive sport with contact being allowed. Drop-in or register in advance on the MINDBODY app. Athletic Wheelchairs are provided to participants.
Sitting volleyball is a Paralympic sport using the concepts of volleyball without players utilizing their legs. Players must have at least one buttock in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball. This sport is open to all WELL memberships. Drop-in or register in advance on the MINDBODY app. All equipment will be provided for participants.
Wheelchair tennis is an inclusive sport offered in our learn-to-play series. The size of the court, net height, rackets, are the same, but there are two major differences from pedestrian tennis: athletes use specially designed wheelchairs, and the ball may bounce up to two times, where the second bounce may also occur outside the court. Drop-in or register in advance on the MINDBODY app. Athletic Wheelchairs are provided to participants.
This program is a collaboration with the City of Sacramento - Access Leisure. Goalball was invented in 1946 to help rehabilitate veterans who had lost their sight during the Second World War. The object of the game is to throw a ball past the opponents and into their net to score points. Players stay on their hands and knees to defend their net and score against their opponents. All equipment will be provided for participants.
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The climbing wall at The WELL provides adaptive climbing for participants who need an accommodation or adaptation. We have adaptive equipment that allows participants to climb the wall without the use of their legs, as well as climbing without vision. Equipment for adaptive climbing is available at the Equipment Desk during all open climbing hours if needed.
The AIR program provides the opportunity for students with and without disabilities to participate in adaptive sports and recreational programs, and also works to provide accommodations for students with disabilities to engage in other services offered by The WELL. To request an accommodation email firstname.lastname@example.org