The public has an opportunity to gain understanding of the athletic opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. On Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 the Triumph Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, where they will feature 10 adapted recreational sports, which are also open to the general public to participate. Saturday’s games will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday’s games are scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The adapted sports include wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby (aka murderball), racquetball, baseball, hand cycling, SCUBA, curling, track and field, wheelchair skating (WCMX), and a wheelchair rodeo race. There will also be a resource fair and the organization is looking for community partners.
Triumph Foundation hosts this free event to introduce wheelchair sports to people who are newly injured, veterans, children, and others with disabilities. It is also a learning opportunity for the general public, showcasing people living with physical impairment in a way that members of the community do not often see. The Wheelchair Sports Festival brings everyone together of all abilities — able bodied and disabled alike — to take part in a weekend of games and activities.
The Triumph Foundation was created by Santa Clarita resident Andrew Skinner, who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2004 leaving him quadriplegic. His mission is to help children, adults and veterans with spinal cord injury/disorder to triumph over their disability and inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives.
The Santa Clarita Sports Complex is located at 20870 Centre Pointe Pkwy. For more information visit www.Triumph-Foundation.org or call Andrew Skinner (661) 803-3700.