MOVE UNITED named it's 30 athlete squad for the 2022 IWAS World Games team on August 26. Included are a number of our own ParaSport Spokane athletes and staff.
Congrats to Michael Anwar, Lauren Fields, Elizabeth Floch, Ben Foos, Lindi Marcusen and Chance Wells on being named to the team!
The IWAS World Games begin on November 25th. Track and field competition kicks off on November 26th through 28th. The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) is a seventy year old organization and founding member of the International Paralympic Committee. The IWAS World Games are designed to give aspiring Paralympians and emerging athletes their first taste of international competition.
This event is a "self-funded" athlete event, we're raising $25,000 in funds to offset these costs for the athletes to attend. To donate click here and be sure to note IWAS in the notes section.
We've had quite the adventure during summer 2022! Check out a sampling of what we've been up to including two firsts!
Our first athlete and coach attending a Parafencing camp!
Our first swimmer to compete at Move United Junior Nationals!
And so much more including Track and Field and Hoopfest, continue to read on below to see what we've been doing.
US Para Fencing Camp
Jackson Atwood and coach Payton Walling we're ParaSport Spokane's first fencing athletes to attend a US Parafencing event at the USOPC Training Center in Colorado Springs! Find out more about our fencing program by clicking this link.
US Para Track & Field Nationals
Five athletes traveled to Miramar, FL for the US Para T&F Nationals. In the hot windy and humid Florida weather, ParaSport Spokane athletes come away with a number of PR's.
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We had a great turnout at our Hoopfest camp and we had a record number of athletes play at Hoopfest in 2022. 46 ParaSport Spokane athletes participated in the Junior and Open Wheelchair Divisions. Our youngest athlete was 2 years old!
SFCC/Cheney High School Twilight Series
Many athletes competed at the SFCC Bigfoot and Cheney High School Twilight Series of meets. As our senior athletes were rounding out their season, our junior aged athletes we're busy preparing to head off to Move United Junior Nationals in Denver!
Move United Junior Nationals
A team of 11 athletes made the trek to Denver and the Move United Junior Nationals. Our first swimmer, Alex raced to a number of great PR times in the pool! On field day, many PR's and National Age Group records were set. On the track the athletes competed fiercely and showed great sportsmanship! Nice work everyone!
Results: FIELD / TRACK / SWIM
We also had a great contingent of athletes race at the Stash Dash which was put on by Elevations! One of our favorite local charities that provide needed rehabilitation and mobility related equipment for youth with a disability in the region. Many of our young athletes have benefitted from support of this great group! Check them out by clicking on their logo below.
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