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GLASA to host adult national, regional games in June

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  • Archers with the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association take aim. GLASA will host the 2017 Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games from Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, at Lake Forest High School and Loyola Academy.

    Archers with the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association take aim. GLASA will host the 2017 Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games from Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, at Lake Forest High School and Loyola Academy.
    Courtesy of the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

  • GLASA athletes in racing wheelchairs, ready to take part in track events. Events scheduled for the Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games include swimming, track, field, boccia, archery, power lifting and air rifles.

    GLASA athletes in racing wheelchairs, ready to take part in track events. Events scheduled for the Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games include swimming, track, field, boccia, archery, power lifting and air rifles.
    Courtesy of the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

  • The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association provides activities for athletes with physical or visual impairments in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin from developmental to elite level in accordance with their motto: "Let No One Sit on the Sidelines!"

    The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association provides activities for athletes with physical or visual impairments in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin from developmental to elite level in accordance with their motto: "Let No One Sit on the Sidelines!"
    Courtesy of the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

  • Great Lakes Regional Games is a qualifier for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals. The Adult National Open will take place at the same time.

    Great Lakes Regional Games is a qualifier for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals. The Adult National Open will take place at the same time.
    Courtesy of the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

 
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association submission

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association will host the Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games from Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, at Lake Forest High School and Loyola Academy. The games will provide three days of competition, educational clinics and socials.

Events run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lake Forest, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Loyola. For a full schedule of events, including registration/check-in and warmup times, visit www.adultnationalgreatlakes.com.

GLASA is honored to host the Adult National Open for a fifth year. The adult games will run in conjunction to the regional games and will include many injured military personnel. The Great Lakes Regional Games is a qualifier for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals; for some a first step to the U.S. Paralympics.

The open and regional games are special in that they serve everyone from the beginning, first-time sport enthusiast to the Paralympic-hopeful athlete, following the GLASA motto of "Let No One Sit on the Sidelines."

The Adult National Open and the Great Lakes Regional Games are supported by the United States Paralympics and Adaptive Sports, USA. This event is one of the largest competitions in the country for athletes who have a physical or visual impairment. The games are International Paralympic Committee approved for track and field. National and international records can be broken, attracting competitors from around the world. Sports for both competitions include swimming, track, field, boccia, archery, power lifting and air rifles.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the event. To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit www.tinyurl.com/2017anoglrg.

For information, contact Cindy Housner, executive director, at (847) 283.0908 or chousner@glasa.org. More information on GLASA can be found at www.glasa.org.

Lake Forest High School is at 1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest. Loyola Academy is at 1100 Laramie Ave., Wilmette.

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