LOCATION: Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Red Mountain HS, 7301 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, Arizona.
ENTRY FEE: $50.00/athlete and coach.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Registration will begin on April 1, 2012 at 9 am on the event website: www.desertchallengegames.com and www.active.com. The entry deadline is Friday, April 23, 2012 at 5pm. Late entry deadline Friday April 30 by 5pm - add $25 late fee. All registration will be submitted online via credit card. Registration is NOT taken on the Grand Canyon State Games entry form, Website or at the State Games Office.
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to U.S. and International athletes with a physical or visual disability, ages 6 years thru adulthood. Athletes may be ambulatory or use a mobility device.
EVENTS: The multi sport competition includes aquatics, archery, track and field and weight lifting.
SANCTIONED: The event is sanctioned by International Paralympic Committee. Athletes can qualify for competition in the National Junior Disabled Sports Championships, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and National Paralympics Track & Field Championships by meeting the qualifying standards in their respective events.
This sport is “NOT” part of the International Summer Games. Entry materials for the other International Summer Games events will be available statewide beginning in April 2012