Registration is open for the 20th Annual University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a competitive level, June 6-9, on Central’s campus and throughout the Edmond community.
The UCO Endeavor Games is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event. The 2019 games include 10 sports — archery (indoor and outdoor), air rifle shooting, cycling, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair softball.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions, including drivers, track and field, special events and more. Volunteers must register before Friday, May 17, to guarantee preferred T-shirt size.
The games will open Thursday, June 6, with a day of sports clinics and camps for aspiring athletes. Competition kicks off Friday, June 7, with cycling in the morning; powerlifting, outdoor archery, basketball and several field events, presented by MidFirst Bank, in the afternoon; and, an evening of swimming at the Edmond Mitch Park YMCA, 2901 Marilyn Williams Drive.
Saturday’s events feature track and field, also presented by MidFirst Bank, at Edmond North High School, 215 W. Danforth Road, followed by shooting and sitting volleyball on Central’s campus. The games conclude Sunday, June 9, with wheelchair softball, indoor archery and table tennis at the UCO Wellness Center.
Competitions will be held at seven sites across UCO and Edmond. All events are free and open to the public.
“The UCO Endeavor Games would not be possible without our dedicated and passionate volunteers. Their support is, in great part, the reason the games have grown into one of the largest of its kind,” said Cassidhe Walker, coordinator for adaptive sports and events at Central.
Central is an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site and is the host training site for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting Volleyball teams. In addition, Central currently is a training site for USA Taekwondo.
National Partners for the Endeavor Games include the University of Central Oklahoma, Turnstone Center, U.S. Paralympics, Disabled Sports USA and Hanger Clinic, as well as local sponsor MidFirst Bank.
For athlete and volunteer registration, or to view a complete schedule of events for the 2019 UCO Endeavor Games, visit www.endeavorgames.com/edmond. Registration closes May 27.
For more information about the UCO Endeavor Games, contact Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-974-3411.