U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

Mar 07 Record Number of Athletes Head for Endeavor Games

June 09, 2010, 2:15 p.m. (ET)
MEDIA ADVISORY: RECORD NUMBER OF ATHLETES HEAD TO EDMOND FOR 2010 UCO ENDEAVOR GAMES, JUNE 10-13
 

WHEN: June 10-13, 2010; Download a complete schedule of events at www.uco.edu/photo/2010EGSchedule.

WHERE: University of Central Oklahoma (Wellness Center, Hamilton Field House and Practice Fields) and Edmond North High School Track.

WHAT: The 2010 University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities is the nation's largest annual multi-sport event for physically disabled athletes of all ages.

The games will welcome a record 475 participants in 11 sport competitions from 30 states and four countries - including a large number of wounded service men and women who are both learning and mastering adaptive sports.

The event will host sport clinics on June 10 including, for the first time, an adaptive rock-climbing clinic at Rocktown Climbing Gym in Oklahoma City. The official opening celebration for this year's Endeavor Games will be held June 11 during the Oklahoma City Redhawks game against the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Competitions will be held June 11-13 in the sports of powerlifting, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, swimming, sitting volleyball, cycling, wheelchair track and field, ambulatory track and field, indoor archery, outdoor archery and shooting.

For more information, visit www.ucoendeavorgames.com.

VIDEO, PHOTO, ON-SITE INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
To arrange interviews with athletes, contact Ryan Wilson, UCO Wellness Center Marketing and Public Relations assistant, (405) 974-3127 or Leigha Joiner, UCO Wellness Center Event Specialist, (405) 974-3160.

MEDIA CREDENITALS
Members of the media may check in and receive media credentials at the volunteer check-in table, located at the UCO Wellness Center Friday, June 11 and Sunday, June 13 and at Edmond North High School on Saturday, June 12.

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