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Adaptive sports on tap in Albany

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The Albany Recreation and Parks Department has put together a comprehensive adaptive sports lineup. For information, contact Fran Stalter at 430-5222.

BlazeSports Wheelchair Basketball Instructional Program.

WHEN: Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2-Feb. 22.

WHERE: Turner Gym, 2301 George St.

DETAILS: To be eligible, a player must have an irreversible lower extremity disability such as paralysis, amputation, etc.

Out of Sight Fun Fit

WHEN: Thursdays at 5:30-6:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30-11:45 a.m. through Dec. 16

WHERE: Jackson Heights Fitness & Wellness Center, 1100 N. Jordan St.

DETAILS: This program for visually impaired people focuses on health through fitness and exercise.

Ten Pin Rollers Bowling Program

WHEN:  Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. through Dec. 15

WHERE: AMF Bowl-A-Rama at 1200 W. Broad Ave.

DETAILS: This program is for people who are visually impaired. The $3-per-night fee includes two games of bowling, shoes, and bowling ball. Participants must be at least 12; ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Beep Baseball Team Practice

WHEN: Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:15 through Nov. 20

WHERE: Jackson Heights Fitness & Wellness Center

DETAILS: There are no age or gender-based restrictions to play this innovative sport for people with visual impairments.

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