Ability Athletics hosts seated volleyball match on Friday

April 05, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Ability Athletics program welcomes Wounded Warrior athletes from the Navy Safe Harbor on Friday for a seated volleyball game at Rec Hall. The Navy Wounded Warriors will face the Penn State women's volleyball team in a seated match at the conclusion of the Nittany Lions men's volleyball match against Lees-McRae at 7 p.m.

The Penn State Ability Athletics program has collaborated once again with the Navy Safe Harbor. In past years, the Penn State program has had Navy Wounded Warriors compete in track and swimming as well. Admission is free to Friday's volleyball matches.

The Navy Safe Harbor oversees many facets of caring for Navy Veterans. Namely, the Safe Harbor's mission statement reads, "Navy Safe Harbor is the Navy's organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of shipmates' recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities."

This special venture between Penn State and Navy Safe Harbor began in February 2012 for a multi-sport competition at various Penn State facilities. The Penn State-Navy Safe Harbor relationship is one of the first between the military organization and a college athletic department. This unique partnership allows Penn State and the Navy to better support adaptive athletes across the region and promote ability athletics awareness.

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Last Updated April 05, 2013