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Movin’ Mavs visit the White House, 1993

Movin’ Mavs visit the White House, 1993

UTA’s Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team traveled to the White House in 1993 after winning a national title. (Above, President Bill Clinton shakes the hand of Jim Hayes, founder of UTA’s adaptive sports program.) Mike Moncrief, a Texas State Senator at the time who went on to serve as Fort Worth’s mayor, and former U.S. Representative Martin Frost joined in the festivities. This photo is part of a new exhibit titled Building a Barrier-Free Campus, which runs through September 16 in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library. The exhibit showcases UTA’s status as a leader in disability accessibility and the many disability initiatives nurtured on campus, including the creation of the non-profit Helping Restore Ability, public transit activism, local K-12 adapted sports programs, and the Arlington Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. It also highlights the multi-championship-winning Movin’ Mavs adapted sports program. The Lady Movin’ Mavs won the team’s first national title this year.

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