Monday, April 21, 2008

Desert Challenge

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I want to invite all of my blog readers out there that are local to come join us this Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 for a swim and track meet at ASU. Troy will be competing Saturday night from 5 to 9 in the 100m, 200m, 400m and the 4x100m relay. Bring your picnic dinner and enjoy some great races. There will be many elite athletes competing from around the country and internationally. There will be athletes with various types of disabilities, including amputees, wheelchairs, dwarfs, cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. These athletes train hard (Troy trains 5 days a week, usually 2x per day) and are sure to impress you! If you know anyone with a disability let them know about this event so that they can come watch and then maybe get involved in athletics in the future. It will change their lives!

This is a regional competition that will help athletes get their needed times to compete in the Paralympic Trials that will also be held at ASU in June. Those winning at that event will then move on to the Paralympics in Beijing, China in September.

I will be there taking pictures so be sure to stop by and say hello. For those of you that can't make it, I will be posting pictures next week. If you live close and can make it I promise that you will enjoy yourself! Bring the kids--they will think that it is the coolest thing ever!

Also, Arizona Disabled Sports is always looking for great sponsors so if you are interested give them a call at 480.644.5702 or email me at Hope to see you this weekend!

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