2018 Endeavor Games Series Begins in Fort Wayne April 20-22

May 11th, 2018

FORT WAYNE, IN (April 19, 2018) – Adaptive sport athletes from across the country will descend on Fort Wayne Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 for the second annual Turnstone Endeavor Games, is the first competitive weekend in the Endeavor Games series which culminates at the 19th Annual University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Endeavor Games held June 7-10. Athletes will participate in clinics and competitive play in nine sports disciplines including air rifle shooting, boccia, goalball, sitting volleyball, swimming, power soccer, track and field, and wheelchair basketball.

 

What: 2018 Turnstone Endeavor Games

Why: The 2nd Annual Turnstone Endeavor Games is an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a competitive level and is the first competitive weekend in the Endeavor Games series.

When: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22

Friday-April 20th

Turnstone Endeavor Games Clinics (ages 16 & up)

Shooting                                   11:00am– 12:30pm     The-X-Count (Shooting Range)

Swimming                                11:00am– 12:30pm     Carroll High School-Natatorium

Track and Field                        9:00am-10:30am         Homestead High School Track

11:00am– 12:30pm     Homestead High School Track

 

Turnstone Endeavor Games Clinics (ages 15 & under)

Goalball                                    3:00pm–4:30pm          Goalball Center of Excellence

Shooting                                   1:00pm-2:30pm           The-X-Count (Shooting Range)

Swimming                                1:00pm-2:30pm           Carroll High School-Natatorium

Track and Field                        1:00pm-2:45pm           Homestead High School Track

 

Turnstone Endeavor Games Clinics (All ages)

Boccia Clinic                            3:00pm-6:00pm           Plassman Athletic Center

Sitting Volleyball                     4:30pm-6:00pm           Plassman Athletic Center

 

Saturday- April 21st

Track Events                             8:00am – 12:00pm      Homestead High School

Boccia Tournament-All Ages   10:00am – 3:00pm      Plassman Athletic Center

Shooting Novice/ Competitive 10:00am – 2:00pm      The-X-Count (Shooting Range)

Goalball Tournament                11:00am – 1:00pm      Goalball Center of Excellence

Field Events                             1:00pm – 5:00pm        Homestead High School

Swimming Competitive            6:00pm – 8:00pm        Carroll High School-Natatorium

 




Sunday- April 22nd

Junior 3-on- 3 WC Basketball  9:00am – 12:00pm      Plassman Athletic Center

Youth 3-on- 3 WC Basketball  9:00am – 12:00pm      Plassman Athletic Center

Adult 3-on- 3 WC Basketball  9:00am – 12:00pm      Plassman Athletic Center

Power Soccer (Clinic)              9:00am – 12:00pm      Plassman Athletic Center

 

Where: Turnstone Endeavor Games events will be held at four sites across Fort Wayne and admission is free and open to the public.

Air rifle shooting clinics and competitive will take place at The-X- Count Shooting Range (5301 Merchandise Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825).
Boccia, goalball, power soccer, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball events will take place at the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone (3320 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46835).
Track & Field events will be held at Homestead High School (4310 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46814).
Swimming clinics and competition will be held at Carrol High School Natatorium (3903 Carroll Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818).


 

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Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Admission is FREE to watch some of the top wheelchair tennis players in the Midwest.

For more info contact Kevin Hughes (Turnstone Sports & Recreation Coordinator) at Kevin@Turnstone.org or 260-483-2100 x296

Here are the cliff notes:

Friday, May 30
To kick-off the tournament we’ll host an Up/down Social from 6-9pm – This is ‘Doubles’ where one partner is standing ’Up’ playing while the other partner is sitting ’Down’ competing in a wheelchair.

Sat/Sun, June 1-2
USTA Matches will start Saturday morning (likely 9am) and conclude Sunday afternoon. Exact times based on draws.

Athletes Register on-line at: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=148100

NEW THIS YEAR IS A BEGINNER D DIVISION – Newer players who want to get their feet wet in completion but aren’t ready for the C Division can register by email (Kevin@Turnstone.org) to register Beginner players don’t register on-line

 

 

MEDIA NOTE: Please contact Stasha Carrasquillo at (574)248-0850 prior to arriving at an Endeavor Games location to ensure access.

 

About Turnstone:  Now in its 75th year of service, Turnstone’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing one of the most comprehensive offerings of services and programs to people with disabilities and their families under one roof in the United States. Thanks to generous support and compassionate staff, Turnstone’s legacy of advocacy and innovation continues to contribute to a world that accepts and values people based on their abilities.


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