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Congratulations to the Juniors that competed at the Junior Nationals

Two hundred and twenty athletes (ages 6-22) and 64 coaches from 31 states, including 85 first timers competed in the 35th rendition of this annual event.  






Various athletes and leaders are recognized annually at the Junior Nationals closing celebration.  In 2018, we honored the following individuals for their sportsmanship, athletic performance, and/or leadership.
Ted Kaplan: Jimmy Cuevas - North Jersey Navigators
Jay Coyner: Jody Putnam - Lakeshore Foundation
Sports N Spokes: Kelvin Fields - Lakeshore Foundation

Spirit of Excellence
  • Field male: Tyler Jones
  • Field female: Mei-Li Duden
  • Powerlifting male: Tristant Putt
  • Swimming female: Abigail Gase
  • Table tennis male: Magitang Kiko Mina
  • Table tennis female: Ryanne Carr
  • Track male: Matthew Fertig
  • Track female: Teylor Becher

Team Awards:
Large
1st: North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Club
2nd: Children's Specialized Hospital Paralympic Sport Club
3rd: Texas Regional Paralympic Sport
Independent Team Awards
1st: Central
2nd: East
3rd: West




https://www.facebook.com/events/1610374639011733/
Local resources will be available to help individuals of all abilities and interests get involved.
Medal-winning Paralympians will speak about their experiences with adaptive sports.
Together, we can increase awareness of adaptive sports and help promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

For more information and to RSVP (not required),
please visit the Facebook event page: “UTSW Adaptive Sports Expo”

For questions, please email: adaptivesports@utsouthwestern.edu
Organized by the UT Southwestern Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, and many community partners.




University of Texas at Arlington
Maverick Activities Center
500 W. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, TX 76013

Honoring The 2017 Toyota Everyday Heroes

Launched at the 2013 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, the Toyota Everyday Heroes program honors women who are working to promote and grow sports for girls and women in their local communities.

Meet The 2017 Everyday Heroes


DARLENE HUNTER

Hunter, a 2016 Paralympic gold medalist, runs the Arlington, Texas-based Lady Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball team. The overarching mission is to empower disabled girls and women through basketball, showing them that they can be strong, successful and independent while advocating for themselves. Hunter leads the team, runs its fundraising and camps, and is also a player. In the long term, the Lady Mavericks would like to expand their camps and the number of participants so they can continue to make a difference in the lives of disabled girls and women.

Check out espnW http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/sports-business-leadership/summit/article/20895881/honoring-2017-toyota-everyday-heroes

Congratulations to our President Darlene Hunter!


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 We are a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides sport competition for those individuals with a physical disability.

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