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'Competition and Diversity' at the Heart of Angel City Games

The "inclusive competition" is "open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments."

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    'Competition and Diversity' at the Heart of Angel City Games
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    The "inclusive competition" is "open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments." Where to cheer on the competitors? UCLA's Drake Stadium, from June 20 through 23, 2019.

    What to Know

    • June 20-23, 2019

    • UCLA's Drake Stadium

    • Tickets: $10 suggested donation 'based on the clinics and competitions chosen"

    When it comes to athletics, and the spirit of spirited competition, a lot of talk can surround the topic of inclusivity, and whether or not particular events truly live what that means.

    Angel City Games, which is marking its first half-decade anniversary in 2019, is a standard-bearer for this important ideal.

    The "inclusive competition," which is presented by The Hartford, includes a host of events, over four days, that are "... open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments."

    To cheer on the strength, training, and amazing talents of these athletes, head for Drake Stadium at UCLA from June 20 through 23, where a full-to-brimming schedule will give competitive sports fans plenty to enjoy.

    Some of the centerpieces of the highlight-filled happening?

    The Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game on June 22 will bring out the crowd, as will the Superhero Fun Run and Roll on June 23.

    Peruse the schedule now if you'd like to be at the Opening Ceremonies or check out the Experience Zone.

    There are seven Adaptive Sports Competitions in all at Angel City Games, including Track & Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Archery, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball, and Table Tennis.

    There are Adaptive Sports Clinics, too, if you'd like to "learn from expert coaches and Paralympic athletes." You'll also have the opportunity to go "against the clock" while putting the skills you've burnished to the test.

    Oh yes, and other athletes, too, if that's your preference.

    A ticket to one of the competitions? A $10 donation is suggested.

    Find out more about this great gathering of great athletes, a four-day spectacular that spotlights a host of competitors going the distance in a host of areas, all while helping future participants polish their skills and deepen their talents.

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