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Don’t take your gifts for granted

June 28th, 2011 by Deb McLean

Casey just finished her volleyball Club season.  We were lucky enough during our tournament in Denver to witness the USA and China Paralympics sitting volleyball teams play a match.  These extraodinary athletes compete sitting down and scooting themselves around on their bottoms. 

Paralympic volleyball follows the same rules as its non-disabled counterpart with a few modifications to accommodate the various disabilities.  In sitting volleyball, the net is about 3.5 feet high, and the court is 10 x 6 meters with a two-meter attack line. Players are allowed to block serves, but one “cheek” must be in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball.  

Casey was so impressed by these athletes and happy they are able to play the sport they all love.  It was a wonderful experience for all the girls to see that having a disability doesn’t mean not living life to its fullest, but also important for she and her teammates to not take their athletic gifts for granted.

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