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  • 815 South Utica Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104
  • 918.584.8607
  • 815 South Utica Avenue, Tulsa, OK
  • 918.584.8607

The Hardesty Family Adaptive Sports Complex

In 2005, three long-time supporters of The Center saw an opportunity for future growth.  Acting on behalf of The Center, they purchased the large lot on the northeast corner of 11th and Utica, insuring the opportunity for future Center expansion, with a prime, adjacent location to the current facility. In January of 2019 The Center opened the doors to The Hardesty Family Adaptive Sports Complex that resides in the lot purchased in 2005.

The Hardesty Family Adaptive Sports Center is a 37,000 square foot facility on the corner of 11th & Utica, that connects to the main facility in a fully enclosed corridor.  The two-story facility hosts an elevated walking track, a multi-purpose room, and a fully accessible rooftop terrace on the second floor.  The lower level hosts an NCAA regulated size court, another multipurpose room, several storage areas, four staff offices, a recreation lobby and restrooms.  Special features will include an adaptive rock climbing wall and a resistance therapy pool.

Since The Center opened its doors in 1957, services, programs and opportunities available for the physically disabled in our community have changed dramatically.  Members of The Center today are more active, more involved with the community, and willing to participate in new athletic opportunities that are available. The Hardesty Family Adaptive Sports Center enhances the programs and services offered at The Center.

The fastest growing activity at The Center is Adaptive Sports.  Some of the adaptive sports available to our Members include cycling, boccia ball, goal ball, power soccer, wheelchair basketball, adaptive archery and tennis.  Each of these sports is adapted for someone with a disability e.g. a visually impaired Member can ride River Parks bike trail on a tandem cycle with a sighted person in front; or every person on the basketball team is using a sport wheelchair; or every person playing goal ball is blindfolded.

In 2011 The Center became a U.S. Paralympic Sports Club, providing both recreational, as well as competitive sports to our Members in several sports.  This also allows the U.S. Paralympic Committee to visit The Center and Members recruiting for national teams and competitions.

In addition to growth in adaptive sports, this new facility has allowed us to once again bring back services to disabled youth, through the development of after school programs, summer camps and even evening programming, allowing parents the opportunity for respite many times throughout the year.

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