The Edmond Sun

May 17, 2013

Online registration for 2013 UCO Endeavor Games now open


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Registration is now open online for athletes and volunteers for the 2013 University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games, June 6-9, the nation’s largest multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities.          

Athletes of all ages or sporting experience are invited to register for the event. Community members are also encouraged to register to volunteer with more than 300 volunteer opportunities available.           

Similar to the summer Paralympic Games, athletes may register for multiple adaptive sports, which include cycling, indoor archery, outdoor archery, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, shooting, table tennis, track and field, wheelchair basketball, and, for the first time at the UCO Endeavor Games, paratriathlon. The paratriathlon will be limited to athletes over the age of 16 with previous paratriathlon experience.           

“We are very excited to introduce the paratriathlon to this year’s UCO Endeavor Games,” said Leigha Pemberton, Central’s sport programs coordinator.           

“It’s sure to be a great event for the spectators to enjoy and a new experience for the athletes and volunteers involved.”           

Sponsored by U.S. Paralympics, the Endeavor Games also will feature various sport clinics June 6 for new athletes or competitors looking to hone their skills. Clinics will be offered in archery, ambulatory track and field, cycling, powerlifting, paratriathlon transitions, sitting volleyball, shooting, and wheelchair track and field.           

To register, visit www.ucoendeavorgames.com. Registration will close June 1.           

For more information, visit the Endeavor Games’ website or contact Pemberton at 405-974-3160 or lpemberton@uco.edu.