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Registration Now Open for UCO Endeavor Games, June 8-11

A female runner with a prosthetic leg runs along a track.

May 12, 2017

Media Contact: Sarah Neese, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2121, sneese@uco.edu

Registration Now Open for UCO Endeavor Games, June 8-11

Registration is open for the 18th Annual University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a competitive level, June 8-11, on Central’s campus.

The UCO Endeavor Games is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event. The 2017 games include 10 sports — archery, air rifle shooting, cycling, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair softball. Additionally, since its first year in 2000, the games have provided training clinics for aspiring athletes.

The games will open on June 8 with a day of sports clinics and a welcome party for athletes, coaches and families at the UCO Wellness Center. Competition begins with the 20K cycling event at 9 a.m., Friday, June 9, at Pops in Arcadia (660 W. Highway 66) and continues through Sunday.

“The UCO Endeavor Games is proud to host our 18th year of events, welcoming athletes of all ages and their families to join us for a weekend of exciting competition,” said Heather Kohl, coordinator for adaptive sports and events.

Competitions will be held at six sites across UCO and Edmond and admission is free and open to the public.

Registration for the UCO Endeavor Games closes May 29.           

The UCO Endeavor Games are supported by national partners Turnstone Center, U.S. Paralympics, Disabled Sports USA, and Hanger Clinic and local partners MidFirst Bank and Professional Contract Services, Inc.           

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 2017 UCO Endeavor Games or for more information about athlete or volunteer registration, visit www.endeavorgames.com/edmond.

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Cutline: The 18th Annual UCO Endeavor Games will kick off June 8 in Edmond. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.endeavorgames.com/edmond.