CLICK BELOW FOR PHOTOS FROM THE 35th SPORTS ABILITY GAMES
TRACK & FIELD
For the past 35 years the Sports Ability Games has served as an inspiring 3-day series of athletic events for youth athletes with physical disabilities. These events welcome young athletes who wish to compete, regardless of their level of experience. The Sports Ability Games provides participants the opportunity to try new activities, challenge themselves, and make new friends in a fun and safe environment.
The Sports Ability Games, which celebrated its 35th anniversary, got under way with a sailing regatta at Shake-A-Leg Miami on Thursday, December 1st, followed by a swim meet at Gulliver Preparatory School on December 2nd. The Games concluded with a track & field event at Tropical Park Stadium on Saturday, December 3rd. Each event location provides a venue for children with disabilities to compete in sporting events at their own developmental level, while meeting and interacting with other children who may share similar physical challenges.
For many of the athletes, this is the first opportunity to participate in competitive sports. The essence of the event does not revolve around winning, but instead focuses on sportsmanship and motivating the children to realize their true potential. Children who participate are not measured against each other, but are encouraged to push themselves beyond their own personal boundaries.
The three-day event hosted over 300 athletes, more than 200 volunteers, and hundreds of family members and friends who came out to support the athletes and witness this amazing event.
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