“Fun Fly" With
UNH’S Northeast Passage
And The Concord Skyhawk Club Members July 17
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
July 9, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- Northeast Passage at the University of New Hampshire
is hosting a remote control airplane “Fun Fly” Event
on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Sod Farm in Concord.
The event is open to people with disabilities and those of all abilities interested
in flying remote control airplanes. The Concord Skyhawks RC Club will demonstrate
technique and equipment and pair up with participants to give pointers on flying.
Flying remote control planes is an inherently accessible sport,” says Jill
Gravink, executive director of Northeast Passage. “With minimal modifications,
a vast majority of people can be successful and enjoy the challenge and social
aspects of the activity.”
The day begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. There is a $20 fee, which
covers the demonstration, a cookout, and “Fun Fly.” Participants
are advised to bring their own food and drinks due to personal preferences. Proceeds
from the event will help support Northeast Passage's year-round recreation programs
for people with disabilities.
To register call (603) 862-0070 or request a flyer online at www.nepassage.org.
Northeast Passage, a nationally recognized leader in innovative therapeutic recreation
services, delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs
throughout New England. Founded in 1990, Northeast Passage collaborates with
health care providers, schools, communities
and businesses to develop and administer more than 500 events
A service and research branch of the University of New Hampshire,
School of Health and Human Services’ Department of Recreation
Management and Policy, Northeast Passage is an independently funded,
For more information, contact Northeast Passage at 603-862-0070
or visit www.nepassage.org.