Another Bloomsday has come and gone. We are yet again reminded of how special an event this 12km race is to the community of Spokane. For ParaSport Spokane, our athletes and staff, we see it as a great opportunity to build awareness, educate, and establish a greater connection with the community at large.
In 2017, the Saturday morning Prolog (typically used as a time trial to determine the elite wheelchair start grid) included a large number of Junior Bloomies (athletes who aspire to one day race the challenging Bloomsday course) and a short fun run for the Future Bloomies (new, young and excited athletes!). We continued this tradition in 2018 and has some inspired racing from athletes of all ages.
2018 had some great results on the full course! We were super excited to have Paralympic Superstars Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer present the ribbons to our Junior & Future Bloomies. What a great way to ignite the dreams of the young racers!
The staff and membership at ParaSport Spokane are in the thick of the wheelchair basketball season. With 3 tournaments contested already, we are preparing for the next three months of tournaments including the potential to travel with teams to two national championships.
The largest determining factor in if we travel is financial. To travel to nationals requires flights, hotel, the cost of food, and on-site transportation. Hence our second annual Pairing with ParaSport, Great Wine for a Great Cause!
A great cause indeed (although we are a bit biased), check out each of these smiling faces that every penny goes to support...
In 2017, thanks to funds raised at our Inaugural Pairing with ParaSport Auction, we were able to provide weekly programs for 11 months of the year, we were able to send teams to compete in Louisville at wheelchair basketball nationals, have athletes compete in track meets in Seattle, and at the world championship trials at UCLA!
So many more stories to be shared at the auction...mingling with athletes, coaches, family members and community ambassadors! This is an experience that you don't want to miss.
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Pairing with ParaSport Event Site
Nine ParaSport Spokane athletes are headed to Los Angeles to compete at UCLA’s Drake Stadium at the 2017 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Championships. This event is not just the National Championship, but also serves as the selection trials for two international teams. The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London England, and the World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Notwil Switzerland