Four-Day Event Will Run July 7-10 At UCLA’s Drake Stadium With Adaptive Sports Competitions and Clinics for Wheelchair, Amputee, and Visually Impaired Athletes
The 2nd Annual Angel City Games, a multi-sport competition for people with physical disabilities, will be held July 7-10, 2016 at UCLA’s Drake Stadium and will feature adaptive sports clinics (soccer, archery, badminton, swimming, kayaking, track and field, wheelchair basketball) and track and field competitions for children, adults, veterans, and active-duty military personnel with physical disabilities. Participants will include elite, Paralympic level as well as recreational and first-time athletes of all ages and ability levels. The Angel City Games was developed in conjunction with UCLA Adaptive Recreation, and is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA.
UCLA Drake Stadium 340 Charles E Young Drive North Los Angeles, CA 90024
Thursday, July 7 to Sunday, July 10
Gates open each day at 8:00am
Adaptive Sports Clinics on July 7 run from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Adaptive Sports Clinics on July 8 run from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Track and Field Competitions on July 9 and 10 run from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Participation in the Adaptive Sports Clinics is free. Competition registration fees range from $20 to $40. Event attendance is free to the public.
To register for one or more of the competitions, to see the schedule of events or for more information, please visit http://angelcitysports.org/
About Angel City Sports
Angel City Sports began in June 2013 when Clayton and Ezra Frech were on the track at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma City and asked the question, “Why do we need to come to tornado alley to run, jump, and throw things? Why aren’t there more programs in Southern California?” The result was the Angel City Games, the only multi-sport competition in Los Angeles open to individuals with any physical difference or mobility impairment. The Games feature adaptive sports clinics and competitions for children, adults, veterans, and active-duty military personnel with physical disabilities, as well as vendor expos, medal presentations, celebrity games, and events for families. Participants include elite-level as well as recreational and first-time athletes of all ages and ability levels. With the success of the Games, Angel City Sports hopes to address a myriad of challenges – lack of events, programs, training, and coaches, transportation and access, the high cost of equipment, and the expansive geography of Southern California – and spark the Paralympic and Adaptive Sport movement in Southern California and across the country. Learn more at www.angelcitysports.org.
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