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UCO to Host 23rd Annual Endeavor Games, June 9-12

UCO Endeavor Games athlete throwing discus

June 1, 2022

Media Contact: Kyla Carter, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2127, kcarter25@uco.edu

UCO to Host 23rd Annual Endeavor Games, June 9-12

The University of Central Oklahoma will host the 23rd annual Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a competitive level, June 9-12, on Central’s campus and throughout the Edmond, Oklahoma, community. 

The UCO Endeavor Games is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event. The 2022 games include 11 sports – archery, air rifle shooting, cycling, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair softball. 

The games will open Thursday, June 9, with a day of sports clinics and camps for aspiring athletes. The competition kicks off Friday, June 10, with powerlifting and wheelchair basketball in the morning; air rifle shooting during the day; several field events, presented by MidFirst Bank, at Edmond North High School, 215 W. Danforth Road; and, an evening of swimming at the Edmond Mitch Park YMCA, 2901 Marilyn Williams Drive.

Saturday’s events feature track and field, also presented by MidFirst Bank, at Edmond North High School, followed by sitting volleyball on Central’s campus. The games conclude Sunday, June 12, with wheelchair softball, indoor archery and table tennis at the UCO Wellness Center. 

“We are so proud of what the UCO Endeavor Games has become and every athlete we have served over the past 23 years,” said Cassidhe Walker, coordinator for adaptive sports and events at Central.

“We look forward to another great year of competition.”

Central is an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site and is the host training site for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting Volleyball teams. In addition, Central currently is a training site for USA Taekwondo.

National partners for the Endeavor Games include the University of Central Oklahoma, the Hartford Financial Services Group, Hanger Clinic, MidFirst Bank, Visit Edmond, Blue and Gold Sausage and American Fidelity. 

To view a complete schedule of events for the 2022 UCO Endeavor Games, visit www.endeavorgames.org/edmond.

For more information about the UCO Endeavor Games, contact Walker at cwalker68.uco.edu or 405-974-3411.

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Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma will host the 23rd annual Endeavor Games, June 9-12, on Central’s campus and throughout the Edmond, Oklahoma community. The UCO Endeavor Games is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event. Pictured, an athlete participates in the discus at a prior year’s games.