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Nubability Camp celebrates 10 years of teaching limb different kids to play sports

Amit Ruwe practices archery at Nubability Camp
Benjy Jeffords
Amit Ruwe practices archery at Nubability Camp

Nubability Camp is celebrating 10 years of teaching limb different kids to play mainstream sports.

Limb different kids from across the country are gathering in DuQuoin this week for Nubability Camp.

The first camp in 2012 had 19 campers and 7 coaches, this year they have more than 130 campers and over 70 coaches.

Executive Director and Founder Sam Kuhnert says its very important for these kids to learn from coaches that are like them.

“Because my goal is as a as a founder and director is to match these coaches or match these kids with a coach who looks like them. So it gives them that mentor who looks like them to guide them not only through sport, but through life. And so Google, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, however I can find them. I read an article on them. I will reach out. I try to find their coaches. I try to find them and recruit them just like I would recruit a college athlete to come play for me.”

The campers and coaches came from 35 states and 3 countries.

For more information about the camp click here.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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