Thursday, June 30, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Mira Mesa High School to Receive Adaptive Sports Equipment from Challenged Athletes Foundation Club

Reporters and news directors:  This is an event sponsored by the Challenged Athletes Foundation and is being held at one of our schools, Mira Mesa High School. You are welcome to attend.


Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

June 30, 2016

Contact: Nico Marcolongo, Challenged Athletes Foundation, 858-334-8038


Mira Mesa High School to Receive Adaptive Sports Equipment from Challenged Athletes Foundation Club


SAN DIEGO – Mira Mesa High School will receive adaptive sports equipment to enhance sports and recreation programs for students with physical challenges.


“Hundreds of kids will benefit from the adaptive equipment,” says Mira Mesa High School teacher Christopher Sabin. “Every year, students in the Mira Mesa High adaptive sports program compete with other adaptive sports programs throughout the district in basketball, soccer and individual skills. Lacking the proper equipment, our biggest challenge to date was preparing for the competitions. Receiving this adaptive equipment will help our students develop the skills necessary to compete and be successful in a variety of sports.”


The Mira Mesa High School Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Club, the first CAF Club in the nation, raised funds for the equipment and will present an adaptive basketball hoop and other specialized sports equipment to their school’s adaptive sports program at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Mira Mesa High School, 10150 Reagan Road (92126)


Students and staff will be on hand to demonstrate the new equipment and for interviews. For additional information visit: .


About the Challenged Athletes Foundation


The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $76 million has been raised and over 13,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a hand cycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles To learn more, visit  or call 858-866-0959.


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