January 24, 2018

PM&R Adaptive Sports Program Featured in U-M Athletics' Mock Rock Night

Staff and patients from PM&R took part in the University of Michigan Athletic Department's annual Mock Rock where U-MAISE, the adaptive sports program created by PM&R, was the recipient of the proceeds from the this year's event.  

2017 Mock Rock Participants

From the Mock Rock website:

The 2018 Mock Rock beneficiary is Adaptive Sports Clinics. Their mission statement: The Michigan Medicine Adaptive Sports Program aims to enhance the physical, social and emotional development for people with disabilities by providing quality, local and low-cost sports and recreation opportunities throughout the lifespan.

"As student-athletes, we all have the privilege of being able to participate in our chosen sport at a collegiate level. After finding an organization that provides children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports they otherwise would not be able to, we knew Adaptive Sports would be the perfect fit for our beneficiary of this year's Mock Rock show. Our committee felt that an organization that combines kids and sports would motivate student-athletes to come together and raise money for a collective cause." -- Christina Shabet, Cheer Team

The panel of judges for Mock Rock 2018 included All-Big Ten football defensive lineman Chase Winovich, two-time USA track and field Olympian Jeff Porter, and Jamie Mayo from Mock Rock's beneficiary, Adaptive Sports.

Other UMAISE coordinators involved in the skit were rehab engineer Seong Hee Yoon and recreational therapist Becky McVey, UMAISE athletes included Zachariah Ashley and Christopher Hall.

The Michigan Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the U-MAISE program want to acknowledge and highlight the athletic department and its decision to support U-MAISE and their patients.

For more information about Mock Rock, visit their website.

For more information about supporting adaptive sports at the University of Michigan, contact Becky McVey (
rmcvey@umich.edu) or Jamie Mayo ()