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January 14, 2009

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has fun and entertaining events going on year-round for people of all interests and abilities.  Check our website for information on upcoming events: www.houstonparks.org

Metal and Muscle Expo 2009
Introducing Paralympic Sports to Injured Service Members!

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department and U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympics Committee, bring The First Annual Metal and Muscle Expo sponsored by the US Paralympic Military Program to Houston, this Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, in downtown Houston.

There are thousands of military personnel in America with physical injuries, and the Expo introduces attendees to Paralympic sports, including sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, airgun shooting and judo for the blind.  Attendees can also test their agility at a challenge slalom course, play power soccer, participate in amputee walking/running clinics, meet Paralympic athletes and coaches, and much more.

The First Annual Metal and Muscle Expo sponsored by the US Paralympic Military Program is coordinated by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department Adaptive Recreation Section. Attendees can pre-register by calling Peggy Turner at (713) 447-0736 or by email at peggy.turner@cityofhouston.net.