Registration Now Open for 2018 Turnstone Endeavor Games
March 15th, 2018
FORT WAYNE, IN (March 14, 2018) -- Registration is now open through April 13, 2018 for the 2nd Annual Turnstone Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a competitive level, April 20-22, 2018.
The Turnstone Endeavor Games is the first competitive weekend in the Endeavor Games series culminating at the 19th Annual UCO Endeavor Games in June. The 2018 Turnstone Endeavor Games include 9 sports — air rifle shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, power soccer, track and field, wheelchair basketball, goalball and boccia.
The games will open on Friday, April 20 with a day of sports clinics and a welcome party for athletes, coaches and families at the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone. The first competitive events begin with Track and Field at 8:00am on April 21st, at Homestead High School and continues through Sunday.
“Turnstone is proud to bring the Endeavor Games spirit to the Midwest through our partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma,” said Mike Mushett, CEO of Turnstone. “The Turnstone Endeavor Games welcomes athletes of all ages, military veterans, and their families to join us for a weekend of exciting competition,”
To view a complete schedule of the 2018 Turnstone Endeavor Games or for more information about athlete or volunteer registration, visit www.endeavorgames.com/fortwayne/ .
Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. Each shift will last no more than four hours, and each volunteer will receive a 2018 Turnstone Endeavor Games t-shirt.
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 competition 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).
The Endeavor Games series is supported by national partners Turnstone Center, U.S. Paralympics, Disabled Sports USA, and Hanger Clinic and the Turnstone Endeavor Games is supported by local partners Visit Fort Wayne and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives—Your Local REMC.
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.