Date(s) - Jul. 18, 2015-Jul. 24, 2015
Hosted by: Children's Specialized Hospital
Contact: Trisha Yurochko
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In support of our mission to enhance the lives of children with physical disabilities and visual impairments, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Specialized Hospital will host the 2015 Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA (WASUSA), National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC) in July in New Jersey. This is the fifth time that New Jersey has had the opportunity to showcase this great event. The Championships certainly benefit the athletes, coaches, and family members who participate, but it also touches the lives of our community who play a significant role in our success. We are committed to making this an outstanding event in terms of competition, enduring friendships, and lasting memories.
NJDC helps to promote awareness of the Paralympic movement and increase participation in Paralympic sports programs for youth with disabilities. Paralympic sports provide tremendous benefits for youth with disabilities; it can help control obesity, promote activeness, and increase self-esteem and social skills.
Venues: Most competitions will be in the parks of the Union County NJ Parks System.
ARCHERY: – Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ
SWIMMING: – Ulrich Pool – Rahway River Park, Rahway, NJ (LC, 50 meter, 8 lane outdoor pool).
– Cranford Community Pool – Township of Cranford, NJ (SC 25 yard, 6 lane indoor pool).
ATHLETICS: – Track & Field – Warinanco Park, Roselle, NJ (ball fields & new 400m, 8 lane composition track).
POWER LIFT: – Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel – Iselin, NJ (Crystal Ballroom).