UCO Paralympics

Join the Sochi Challenge!

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It’s time for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which brings another campus wide fitness challenge issued by the UCO Wellness Center. Join the Wellness Center in the “Sochi Challenge,” beginning Jan. 13 and running through March 14, to help support Team USA by collectively logging 6,333 miles- the distance from the University of Central Oklahoma campus to Sochi, Russia.

 

Miles can be logged by walking, running, biking, kayak/canoeing or any other activity measured by distance. Participants will be able to sign up at the Wellness Center and can use the facility by scanning their campus IDs. A box with log sheets for participants to keep track of their mileage will be available in the lobby by the front desk. Each week, the Wellness Center will send out an email updating the campus on the progress made for the week. Miles can be counted inside or outside of the Wellness Center. However, they must be recorded on the log sheets at the Wellness Center during the week performed to count.

 

The first 100 to sign up in January will receive a U.S. Olympic/Paralympic Training Site water bottle in February. The first 50 males and 50 females to sign up will be entered into a drawing for a Team USA shirt. The male and female faculty/staff member and male and female student which logs the most miles will receive a Team USA prize pack at the conclusion of the challenge.

 

For more information, please contact Joe Ready, Adapted Sport Coordinator, at 974-3154 or jready1@uco.edu.

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Completely fill out signup sheet
  2. Completely fill out log sheet
  3. Place log sheet in manila folder and give folder to the worker at front desk.
  4. They will file the folder in log box
  5. Scan ID
  6. Workout (accumulate miles)
  7. Go back to box at front desk and fill in millage log located in log box
  8. Use more log sheets as needed throughout the challenge

All forms must be completely filled out  in order to qualify for prizes.

A card will be located in the first 100 manila folders. Each card is redeemable for 1  U.S. Olympic/Paralympic Training Site water bottle. There will be an announcement made in February when you will be able to pick up your bottle.

Info on signup sheet:

Name

ID #

Male/Female

Faculty/Staff/Student

PRIZES:

  • The first 100 to sign up in January will receive a U.S. Olympic/Paralympic Training Site water bottle in February .
  • The first 50 males and 50 females to sign up will be entered into a drawing for a Team USA shirt.
  • The male and female faculty/staff member and male and female student which logs the most miles will receive a Team USA prize pack at the conclusion of the challenge.

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    • Archery
    • Powerlifting
    • Sitting Volleyball
    • Track & Field
  • U.S. Paralympic Training Site


    UCO's involvement with the U.S. Paralympics has continuously expanded since its inception as a Paralympic Training Site in 2005. As a training site, the university now hosts the U.S. Men's and Women's Sitting Volleyball teams, is a U.S. Olympic Committee Community Partner, and assists with other Paralympic athletes and sport programs.


    Sports Offered 

    About U.S. Paralympics


    U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Web site at usparalympics.org.



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