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Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 Heading to Detroit

The Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 presented by Toyota will be hosted by Detroit with nearly 600 athletes from up to 31 nations to competing starting July 31. The Special Olympics Unified Cup Detroit 2022 will be the second-ever tournament in this single-sport series, which challenges negative attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and demonstrates […]

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2023–2028 Move United Nationals

Status Open for bids through September 15, 2021. History Thornton/Westminster, CO, 2021–2022 Denver, CO, 2020 (canceled due to the pandemic) Eden Prairie, MN, 2019 Fort Wayne, IN, 2018 Middleton, WI, 2016–2017 Union County, NJ, 2015 Inside Track Move United, the national leader in community adaptive sports, will combine two championship events beginning in 2023 to […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   BASEBALL: Yankees-Red Sox Game Postponed by COVID Issues in New York; Outbreak […]

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Move United Junior Nationals to Host Hundreds of Adaptive Youth Athletes in Denver

The Move United Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford will open July 17 in Denver as the event, in its 37th year, is the largest and longest-standing national sport championship event for young athletes with a physical disability, visual and/or intellectual impairment through the age of 22. With more than 300 athletes with disabilities and […]

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LABS Adaptive Sports Conference Announces Keynote Speaker

Caroline Casey has been named as a keynote speaker at the second annual Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium presented by All In Sport Consulting. Casey is the founder of The Valuable 500 and a voice for disability inclusion at the intersection of business and sports. “Diversity, equity and inclusion has become a much higher priority for many organizations, but […]

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USA Wheelchair Football League Expands to Nine Cities

The USA Wheelchair Football League will more than double its reach for the 2021 season, expanding from four to nine cities. The league, organized by the Move United adaptive sports organization, will add teams in Birmingham, Alabama; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland; Tampa, Florida; and New Orleans. The league was founded in 2019 with teams in […]

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Melissa Stockwell: Preparing for a Most Unusual Paralympics

Melissa Stockwell’s road to the Paralympics began in Iraq in 2004 when a roadside bomb took her leg, making her the first female American solider in history to lose a limb in active combat. After earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for her service, she turned her attention to the Paralympics, becoming the first […]

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Toyota Launches Stipend Program for U.S. Paralympians

Toyota will launch a nearly $5 million stipend and sponsorship program for U.S. Paralympic athletes who are aiming to compete at the Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo or the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Toyota is a partner both at the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee, but also with the U.S. Olympic and […]

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The Hartford Donates $2 Million to Move United

The Hartford has donated $2 million over the next two years to Move United, the nation’s largest community-based adaptive sports organization, with the money to be used to launch The Hartford’s Competition Series and a new digital fitness platform. “We believe people are capable of achieving amazing things with the right encouragement and support and […]

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Colleen Wrenn Named Chief of Paralympic Games Delivery Officer

Colleen Wrenn, the senior director of TrackTown USA in Oregon, has been appointed chief of Paralympic Games delivery officer by the International Paralympic Committee following an extensive global recruitment process. She will begin the position May 24. Wrenn will bring more than 20 years of experience to the IPC in planning and delivery of major […]

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