(Walnut, CA) In support of Disability Awareness Month, the Mt. San Antonio College Athletics Department is proud to help support the 5th Annual Disability Athletics Faire, to be held on Saturday, October 17th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (PDT). This year’s “virtual” event is once again presented by the Service Center for Independent Life, in partnership with the Mt. SAC ACCESS Program and Athletics Department.
The free community event will allow participants to “virtually” experience various sports and athletic activities. The goal of the Faire is to bring awareness to adaptive sports and provide a safe environment for individuals of all ages and disabilities to have a fun and exciting experience. Each activity is adapted to accommodate all disabilities.
Customarily, the event is held on the Mt. SAC Campus and hosted by Mt. SAC Staff, Athletic Coaches, Student-Athletes, community volunteers and community sponsors.
For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Athletics Office at 909-274.4630.
The non-profit Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL) was founded, in 1980, by Claremont Residents with disabilities along with the families and friends. Today, as part of the nationwide network of 480 Independent Learning Centers (ILC), the agency is identified as the ILC serving the East San Gabriel Valley. The SCIL represents more than 150,000 individuals with disabilities living in 22 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County: from Azusa to El Monte, Hacienda Heights to Pomona and Claremont. The ILC Network is recognized as a powerful force of change, working closely with legislators to advocate the rights of individuals with disabilities.
The ACCESS (Accessibility Resource Center for Students) Program at Mt. San Antonio College serves the needs our students with disabilities. ACCESS’s mission is to offer quality educational programs and services that empower students with disabilities to access, engage and succeed in educational activities at the college.
Mt. SAC Athletics is the premier community college athletics program in the State of California. Competing in 23 sports, the Mounties have captured the past eight consecutive and 10 overall Daktronics National Association of Two-Year Administrators of Athletics (NATYCAA) Cup California Titles. Mt. SAC also captured the prestigious Learfield/IMG Directors Cup in 2014-2015 season as the nation’s premier community college athletics program. Within the state, the college has captured a total of 76 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships, with an amazing 49 titles captured since 2000. Mt. SAC competes in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and is a member of the South Coast Conference (SCC). The college boasts many top athletic facilities including the Marie T. Mills Aquatic Facility, Mazmanian Baseball Field, softball field, tennis facility and renowned Hilmer Lodge Stadium, home of the world famous Mt. SAC Relays and Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational.