Redefining the Game

 

Preview the exhibit with this Keepsayk scrapbook:

 

NMHM Chicago and BACKBONES present:

REDEFINING THE GAME:

Athletics, Ability, Achievement

Redefining the Game showcases nine traditional and adaptive sports and features interviews with local athletes of all ability levels. Parallels between the traditional sport and adaptive sport are highlighted. This collection of interviews serves to educate our community about the variety of adaptive sports in the area and to celebrate the skill, athleticism and dedication of Chicago athletes.

 

Special Thanks to Our Participating Groups and Individuals:

HOCKEY / SLED HOCKEY

Chicago Wolves

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - RIC Blackhawks

BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - RIC Cubs

SOCCER

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association - Chicago Fire

Loyola Ramblers

RACING / CYCLING

Jose Luis Alejandre

Patrick Cunniffe

Glenn Jewett

SCUBA DIVING

Diveheart

DANCE

DanceWorks Chicago

MOMENTA

KAYAKING

Kayak Chicago

Adaptive Adventures

YOGA

Yoga Circle & Misericordia

Amy Svoboda

JUDO

Menomonee Judo Club

(Paralympic Training Center)

 

Exhibit Development Team:

  • Anna Crouch - Adler Intern
  • Derra Gullickson - Adler Intern
  • Ashley Hussey - Adler Intern

  • Jennifer McDermott - Adler Intern
  • Lauren Kalinoski - UIC BVIS Intern/Fellow 
  • Elise Pescitelli - NMHM Chicago 
  • Erich Theiss - NMHM Chicago

  • Amie Zimmerman - NMHM Chicago 
  • Lyell Ferguson

 

Academic Contributors:

  • Michael Cottingham, PhD Sport Admin.
  • Jessica Parmley, MS
  • Christopher Howard - Adler
  • Anne Antoine - Adler

 

Consultants:

  • Natalie Stone - Film
  • Chad Rispalje - Free Spirit Media
  • Veronica Gott - Graphic Design
  • Kendall Crouch

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Mike Doyle & Cyndy Lilagan - NMHM Chicago
  • Reveca Torres - BACKBONES

  • Adler School of Professional Psychology (Adler) - Community Service Practicum
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Biomedical Visualization (UIC-BVIS)

 

Film Editors:

  • Donnell McNairy (Lead) 
  • Iman Carr
  • Anna Crouch
  • Lauren Kalinoski
  • Stephanie Sunata 

 

We would also like to thank:

  • Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for lending adaptive equipment for various sports to be displayed during the opening night event
  • Trader Joe's, Mariano's, Corner Bakery, and Einstein Bros Bagels for donating food for the opening event
  • The McDermott family for donating floral arrangements for the opening event
  • Special Needs Chicago for offering transportation services at a discounted rate on the night of the opening event 

 

Special Thanks to Meredith Hoffman for taking pictures at the exhibit opening night event:

 

Pictures from the Menomonee Judo Club tour of the exhibit on July 30, 2014:

 

Behind the Scenes:

 

Pictures from the closing event on November 8, 2014: