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ADA Discovery DAY!

 

 

The 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt on Wheels: A SUCCESS!

Have you ever navigated your way through Creighton’s campus in a wheel chair? On September 23rd, 2009 over 50 Creighton students had the opportunity to experience wheeling through campus rather than walking in SEN's first annual scavenger hunt. Students in teams of 4 were given a wheel chair and asked to navigate to five locations and finish at Boyne building on the west side of campus. The goal was to complete the scavenger hunt the fastest. Each of the designated locations required either finding the wheel chair assessable entrance, locating a ramp, or even calling public safety to activate the wheel chair lift. As one could imagine, some of these tasks were difficult, and many of the students were not previously aware of these not so easily assessable areas. This inaugural event was a huge success for SEN and disability advocacy. 2008 participant Katharine Wadas, Student Activities Assistant Director, commented that, "it was not about winning, or being able to go the fastest, but in the end it is being able to realize the difficulties that an individual in a wheel chair may experience each day." A few other comments included: explaining that in one building a wheel chair lift exists however the key to use the lift is located at the bottom of the stairs! Simply getting to where you need to be day to day will take longer, as many of the wheel chair assessable entrances are not in the most convenient locations. The participants were able to leave with a new found awareness for individuals with disabilities, and were able to have some fun while doing it.

Red Dawgs Hoop Fest

 

The Student Empowerment Network has established a partnership with the Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association (ENWAA) and the local Red Dawg Wheelchair Basketball Team to raise awareness about athletic opportunities available to persons with disabilities. In February 2010, SEN teamed up with the Red Dawgs basketball team to put on a hoop fest. Students volunteers from SEN and APO helped rebound and keep score as the players rotated baskets, and made as many hoops as they can.

Want to help organize this event for the 2011 school year? Contact SEN!