Since 1985 Jim Click has been racing to support UA Adaptive Athletics. His involvement began when one of his employee's, Richard Nolen a body repairman, broke his neck in a touch football game with a group of his co-workers, leaving him a C6-7 quadriplegic. He visited Richard in the hospital assuring him he would do all he could to help him, and he did. After extensive rehabilitation in Colorado, Richard returned to the UA and began participating in adaptive athletics.
All University of Arizona adaptive athletic opportunities are open to both students and community members. Because of the competitive nature of our teams, all potential players must be deemed eligible by coaching staff and must meet any national standards for classification.
The largest and most successful collegiate-based program in the country, the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program houses six competitive teams as well as an adaptive fitness center. In its 42-year history, Adaptive Athletics has sent 33 athletes to the Paralympics and has won a number of national titles, making this program a leader in the adaptive and wheelchair sports community. With excellent disability and athletics resources, and weather that allows for competition and training year-round, UA is home to a dynamic and vibrant wheelchair and adaptive sports community.