Happy anniversary to the Gwinnett HEAT! For a decade now, GCPS has fielded the Gwinnett HEAT, the district’s adapted sports program that gives students with physical impairments an opportunity to participate in athletic competitions. The co-ed program is open to students in grades 1-12 who have a physical disability or orthopedic impairment and are unable to participate on a typical sports team.
As a member program of the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, the Gwinnett HEAT participates in Wheelchair Handball in the fall, Wheelchair Basketball during the winter, and Wheelchair Football in the spring. The HEAT has won numerous championships during its 10 years.