Registration Now Open for Turnstone Endeavor Games – April 26-28, 2019

February 21st, 2019

Registration Now Open for Turnstone Endeavor Games – April 26-28, 2019

FORT WAYNE, IN (February 21, 2019) — Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Turnstone Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a novice and a competitive level, April 26-28th, 2019.

The Turnstone Endeavor Games is the first stop of the Endeavor Games series, with the series culminating at the UCO Endeavor Games June 6-9th, 2019. The 2019 Turnstone Endeavor Games includes 10 sports — archery, air rifle shooting, boccia, goalball, power soccer, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, and wheelchair basketball.

The games will open on Friday, April 26th with a day of sports clinics and a welcome party for athletes, coaches and families at the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone. Competition also begins with sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball at 4:30 p.m. on April 26th at the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone and continues through Sunday, April 28th, ending with Swimming and Archery competitions at Carroll High School.

“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, including military veterans with disabilities and their families to join us for a weekend of exciting competition.”

Events will be held at Homestead High School for track and field, the X Count for air rifle, Carroll High School for swimming and archery, and Turnstone for boccia, goalball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and power soccer. Admission is free and open to the public.

Registration for the Turnstone Endeavor Games closes on April 12th.           

Now in its 19th year, the UCO Endeavor Games is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event. Additionally, since its first year in 2000, the games have provided training clinics for aspiring athletes.

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 are supported by local partners Visit Fort Wayne, Pro Resources, Northeastern REMC Touchstone Energy Partners, CWC Logistics, Save-A-Lot, and Vera Bradley.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. Each shift will last no more than four hours, and each volunteer will receive a T-shirt.

To view a complete schedule of the 2019 Turnstone Endeavor Games or for more information about athlete or volunteer registration, visit www.endeavorgames.com/fortwayne/ .

About Turnstone: 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. This legacy now includes the privilege of functioning as the home training facility for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Goalball Teams and the goalball resident program through a partnership with the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). www.turnstone.org | Twitter: @TurnstoneCenter | Facebook: Turnstone Center of Children and Adults with Disabilities | Instagram: @TurnstoneCenter

 

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Cutline: Registration for the 3rd Annual Turnstone Endeavor Games is now open through April 12th, 2019. Competitions will kick off April 26th in Fort Wayne, IN. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.endeavorgames.com/fortwayne/ .


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