PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena in coordination with Triumph Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities, will host the 4th annual Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
The Adaptive Sports Festival is a free, fun-filled day of sports and fitness activities for people of all abilities. Activities offered include handcycling, wheelchair rugby, pickleball, disc golf, aquatics, tennis, boccia, adaptive archery, disc golf, boxing, power soccer, a resource fair, and more!
This event introduces the general public to adaptive sports, showcases individuals with disabilities, and helps foster a more inclusive community.
"The City of Pasadena is excited to partner with Triumph Foundation to offer this fun and exciting event,” said Brenda Harvey-Williams, director of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. “This is the fourth of what we hope will be many Pasadena-based events promoting accessible and inclusive sports and fitness opportunities."
“In 2021, the festival attracted close to a thousand participants and really made an impact on everyone who attended. We are so thankful for our partnership with the City of Pasadena,” said Andrew Skinner, who founded Triumph Foundation in 2008, four years after suffering a spinal cord injury in a snowboarding accident. “Events like this give people with disabilities a chance to push the limits of their ability, play games with friends and family on a level playing ground, and enhance their quality of life through the benefit of exercise, sports and fitness.”
Andrea Jennings, chair of Pasadena’s Accessibility and Disability Commission adds, “The Pasadena Adaptive Sport Festival is a one-of-a-kind, inclusive experience where community members can interact with one another and even learn a new sport as I did by participating in archery at the 2019 festival. There were great trainers available for a variety of learning styles in a very inclusive environment.”
Visit the Triumph Foundation website now to register to play at the Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival. Lunch will be provided for all participants who register.