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U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

U.S. PARALYMPICS: Registration Deadline Nears for 2008 U.S. Paralympic Trials-Track , Field

May 22, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2008 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The deadline to register for the 2008 Paralympic Trials-Track , Field at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, June 12-15, is nearing. Early registration closes on May 27th, and the late entry deadline is June 9, 2008. The competition is the sole qualifying track , field event for U.S. athletes to be nominated for the 2008 Paralympic Games. Arizona Disabled Sports and the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities will act as the local organizing committee. Reduced rates are being offered at the host hotel, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa through May 29th. Registration is available online at The competition is expected to draw over 200 athletes with a physical disability from all over the world. Athletes who meet the minimum qualifying standards will be eligible to compete in the Trials. These standards, as well as additional information about the competition, are available online at The competition program is scheduled to include events that will be contested at the 2008 Paralympic Games, with the exception of the marathon. For more information, please contact Beth Bourgeois, U.S. Paralympics, at (719)866-2039 or About U.S. Paralympics: U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with a physical disability. Visit the U.S. Paralympics website at About City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities: Arizona Disabled Sports and the City of Mesa's Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program work in collaboration to provide year round sports training and athletic competition to youth and adults with physical disabilities in and outside of Arizona. Further information can be found by visiting