Participants & attendees will come from across the U.S. to participate in California’s premier sporting event for people with physical disabilities
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – April 2, 2019 – Registration is now open for the 5th annual Angel City Games presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival in California. Returning to UCLA’s beautiful and iconic campus from June 20-23, this year’s Games will offer seven adaptive sports clinics and competitions including: Track & Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Archery, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis. Registration is available at https://www.angelcitygames.org/Athlete-Participation/Registration.
Launched in 2015 and sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA, Angel City Games presented by The Hartfordis an annual celebration of adaptive and Paralympic sport that features inclusive competition open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments. These include, but are not limited to: amputation, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, blindness or visual impairment, TBI or head injury, stroke, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, limb difference, brachial plexus, and dwarfism or short stature.
“Now in our fifth year, we are honored and thrilled to give these amazing athletes, whether elite, emerging, or new to sport, a venue to learn new skills as well as showcase their talents,” said Clayton Frech, founder of Angel City Sports. “We are pleased that The Hartford has partnered with us as the presenting sponsor of the Games. This event is a special opportunity for the broader community of spectators, volunteers, and sponsors to connect with and celebrate people with physical disabilities.”
The Games serve hundreds of adaptive athletes from across Southern California, in addition to a myriad participants who travel from all over the country and abroad to join each year. Participants include beginner to elite adults, military veterans, active-duty military personnel and children.
“As a proud supporter of athletes with disabilities for more than 25 years, we believe that people are capable of achieving amazing things with the right encouragement and support,” said Mike Concannon, head of Group Benefits at The Hartford. “We are honored to be the presenting sponsor of this incredible event that demonstrates our Ability Philosophy, which focuses on what a person can do versus a perceived limitation.”
Angel City Sports also has partnered with The Hartford, Skylight Foundation, and Hanger Foundation to provide adaptive athletes with travel grants to offset the costs of attending the Games in Los Angeles. Additionally, this year’s event marks the launch of the new Angel City Games Athlete Mentorship Program, which will provide athletes – new to adaptive sports and/or new to the games in 2019 – with a dedicated friend, supporter, advisor, role model, and listener for the weekend.
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