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Texas Regional Games cancelled

posted Mar 18, 2020, 4:47 AM by Paul Johnson

Dear Texas Regional Para Sport Athletes, Families and Friends: 

As you all know this is a scary time in our world today.  TRPS is very concerned for the wellbeing of all our athletes and their families and we are basing our decisions on what we feel is the overall best decision for what is occurring at this instance and what will be happening to get each of your lives back to normal.

Both Texas Regional Games and Lone Star Para Invitational are currently cancelled by the guidelines provided by the CDC and Adaptive Sports USA.  We are working on and hoping to reschedule these two events into one event in June.  The first concern is to have COVID-19 under control and CDC restrictions eliminated.  While there is no guarantee that this will happen, we will make every effort to provide a competition. We are looking at the competition to have Track and Field and looking at the possibility of Archery.  The locations are TBA, but we are looking for schools that will work with us in both Dallas Fort Worth area and the San Antonio/Austin area. 

We will refund your registration fee.  If you can spare a small donation to assist in the event expenses that Texas Regional Para Sport has incurred so far, then we welcome your registration to be a tax deductible donation, however, if you do need to get your registration fee refunded, we do completely understand.  

To get a refund, please email us the athletes full name, so we can look up the account on square and refund your registration fee to the credit card on file. Additional information regarding refunds is below.  

  1. You have an option for the registration refund of Texas Regional Games entry fee.  Please email
    Wendy Gumbert at wgumbert@hotmail.com and tell her option A or B 

    A.  You would like to get a full refund of your registration fee (please include athletes full name). 
    B.  You would like to donate your registration fee to TRPS to help offset the cost that have already been incurred for the 2020 Texas Regional Games.  

  2. If you personally booked a hotel reservation at the Texas Regional Games host hotel, then you do need to call Holiday Inn Northwest San Antonio at 210-549-2434.  Please cancel your personal reservations ASAP, they will give you a refund.    

  1. All the hotel deposits for our military athletes will be refunded immediately to the card on file (you would have filled out our TRPS Military Housing Grant on our website and left a one-night deposit on your personal credit card). 

As of now, Adapted Sports USA, still has some excellent events on their calendars for mid-May through June.  All these events do hope to be hosted on their regular planned dates. We support and encourage participation at any of these events. 

May 15-17, Gateway Games (St. Peres, MO) – www.dasasports.org  

May 30, 5280 Challenge (Aurora, CO) – www.5280Challenge.com 

June 4-7, UCO Endeavor Games (Edmond, OK) – www.endeavorgames.com/edmond 

June 11-14, Great Lakes Games (Lake Forest, Il) – www.greatlakesgames.org 

**** July 19-24, Adapted Sports USA 2020 Junior Nationals (Denver, CO) – www.juniornationals.adaptivesportsusa.org   

Please note we will be sending out an update to the Texas Regional Para Sport qualification criteria for the Adapted Sports USA 2020 Jr. Nationals.  We will alter the qualifications to make sure that it is realistic to what is available for athletes to attend. Our goal is to have a large Texas team, so we will work on what is best for everyone.  

Beyond moving forward with scheduled events, one constant across all organizations is their guidance to athletes, volunteers, participants and fans to exercise the right behaviors: 

- If sick, stay home 

- If symptomatic, seek testing and self-quarantine 

- Practice good hygiene always 

Sincerely, we hope to see all of you at a TRPS/SWAA meet in June, 

 Wendy 

Wendy Gumbert 

Director, Texas Regional Para Sport 

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