You Heard About Harry Horgan Here First!!

In Sports, Wheelin' and Dealin' by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

Simply put! Harry Horgan’s letter to his Shake A Leg friends! Dear Shake-A-Leg Miami Friends, I am honored to have been chosen by People Magazine in the feature of “Heroes Among Us”. In my view, everyone at Shake-A-Leg Miami is a hero. We have come together and are committed to improving the lives of children and adults with physical, developmental …

8th Annual UCO Endeavor Games Scheduled for June 7-10

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The Endeavor Games will be held this weekend, with a record-breaking attendance of more than 350 sport participants. Twenty-seven states will be represented as well as the countries of Panama and Mexico. Competition will be held in ten different sports over a 3-day period beginning Friday, June 8 and ending Sunday, June 10, all at the University of Central Oklahoma …

Athletes Nominated for 2007 U.S. Parapan American Swimming Team

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic division announced today the 15 swimming athletes that have been nominated to represent the U.S. at the 2007 Parapan American Games, Aug. ach department phone 12-19 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Three athletes on the roster – Kate Gibbs (Midlothian, Va.), Susan Beth Scott (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) and Michael Prout (West …

UNH Hosts Paralympic Academy For Youth with Physical Disabilities

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DURHAM, N.H. – Youth with physical disabilities can sample cross country skiing, alpine skiing, sled hockey and quad rugby at New England’s first Paralympic Academy, hosted by Northeast Passage at the University of New Hampshire on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007. This exploratory, day-long event is an introduction to winter Paralympic sports for youth (ages 8 – 21) with physical disabilities …

Webcast of the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships

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ASSEN, The Netherlands – Paralympic track & field fans around the world will be able to watch, for the first time ever, footage from the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athletics World Championships via the IPC’s Internet television channel: www.paralympicsport.tv. Paralympicsport.tv will broadcast six four-hour highlight programs with English commentary from September 5-12. The U.S. Team consists of 34 athletes, 21 …

U.S. Athletes Gear Up for 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships

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Athletes to Watch on Sunday In the ambulatory division, Paralympian April Holmes (Chula Vista, Calif./Somerdale, N.J./women’s T44), will be running the women’s 400m, a race in which she currently owns the world record with a time of 1:03.85. A first-timer to World Championships, Donald Kosakowski ( Oxford , Ct. /T46) is expected to have a strong showing in the 200m …

Alexi Salamone Feature to Appear on ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ESPN will run a feature story on Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.), a member of the bronze medal-winning 2006 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, on both the Sunday morning (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST) and Sunday evening (11:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. EST) editions of “SportsCenter” May 7. Salamone, an 18-year-old forward who was born in Russia and had …

The Mobility Cup

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The Mobility Cup is Canada’s annual international regatta for sailors with a disability. This year’s event, held in Vancouver Sept. ach department phone 11 – 15, is open to all, regardless of the extent of their disability or limitations of their sailing experience. 40 Mobility Cup entrants will be divided into two classes – Gold and Silver Fleets – depending …

ESPNU To Present Exclusive Paralympic Winter Games

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ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will be the exclusive domestic telecaster of the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, providing extensive coverage from each day of competition with nine highlight shows April 3-6. The games, which take place every four years, were held March 10-19 in Torino, Italy, and featured the world’s elite athletes with a disability competing in four …