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U.S. Paralympics unveils regional competitions for 2013

By U.S. Paralympics | March 26, 2013, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today announced that seven regional competitions will take place this spring and summer to offer increased competitive sport opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Competitions are also open to non-military athletes including youth and adults with physical disabilities or visual impairments.

The seven regional competitions, which are partially funded through support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will take place across the country spanning from April through June. Each competition features a mix of sports including archery, cycling, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, triathlon and track & field.

Competition registration is completed through each local organizing committee.

Below is a listing of the regional competitions.

April 12-14, 2013
Texas Regional Games
San Antonio, Texas

May 3-5, 2013
Gateway Games
St. Louis, Mo.

May 3-5, 2013
Great Lake Games
Lake Forrest, Ill.

May 9-12, 2013
Dixie Games
Atlanta, Ga.

May 17-19, 2013
Desert Challenge
Mesa, Ariz.

May 31-June 3, 2013
Thunder in the Valley
Saginaw, Mich.

June 7-9, 2013
Endeavor Games
Edmond, Okla.

In addition to the seven regional competitions, U.S. Paralympics is partnering with Veterans Affairs to expand the Valor Games, an introductory sport competition for Veterans and service members with disabilities, to four regions for 2013. The Valor Games were previously only held in Chicago.

Below is a listing of the four Valor Games competitions.

May 21-23, 2013
Valor Games Southeast
Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C.

June 11-13, 2013
Valor Games Far West
San Francisco Bay area, Calif.

Aug. 12-14, 2013
Valor Games Midwest
Chicago, Ill.

Sept. 23-25, 2013
Valor Games Southwest
San Antonio, Texas 

Valor Games registration is completed through each local organizing committee.

For more information, please contact Jamie Blanchard, U.S. Paralympics, at 719-866-2068 or jamie.blanchard@usoc.org

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