UCO Endeavor Games Presented by The Hartford Welcome Hundreds of Athletes with Disabilities to Edmond, OK June 9-12
The Hartford will support the event with surprise equipment donations, a meet and greet from World Champion Athletes and the inaugural Human Excellence Award
— Cassidhe Walker, UCO Endeavor Games Events Director
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA, USA, June 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hundreds of athletes with disabilities are experiencing the power of sport by participating in the UCO Endeavor Games presented by The Hartford, taking place in Edmond, OK, June 9-12, 2022.
Now in its 23rd year, the UCO Endeavor Games presented by The Hartford is among the premier regional adaptive competitive sporting events. This year, 11 sports will be contested, including archery, air rifle, cycling, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair softball.
The Hartford, along with basketball world champion Megan Blunk, will surprise four local athletes with custom-fit sports gear. Additionally, The Hartford and Blunk will announce the winner of The Hartford’s Human Excellence Award, which is given to an athlete, nominated by their peers, who champions the adaptive sports movement and inspires others as a role model.
“We are proud of every athlete we have served over the past 23 years and the growth of the UCO Endeavor Games. We look forward to another great competition this year and invite athletes of all abilities to experience premier sporting competition,” said Cassidhe Walker, UCO Endeavor Games Events Director. “We know that sport has the power to change the lives of athletes and we are delighted to be able to play a part in their adapted sport journey.”
The UCO Endeavor Games, sanctioned by Move United, is part of the Hartford Competition Series which brings together five premier competitive adaptive sports events across the country. Each event in the series includes meet and greet world champion athletes, surprise equipment donations and the Human Achievement award.
Each competition is sanctioned by the applicable national governing bodies and often serves as a gateway to elite competition at the national and international level. This competition is also a qualifier for the Move United Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford, taking place July 16-22, 2022 in Metro Denver, Colorado.
“We are committed to raising awareness of adaptive sports and expanding access to sport participation for people of all abilities,” said Claire Burns, director of marketing and communications for The Hartford. “We are proud sponsors of the UCO Endeavor Games and remain true to our longstanding commitment to advancing the adaptive sports movement.”
The Hartford has inspired human achievement through adaptive sports for nearly 30 years. As a leading provider of disability insurance, the company has seen firsthand the positive impact sport can have on people and is committed to making adaptive sports and equipment more accessible. This includes donating equipment to local sports clubs nationwide, raising awareness for equity in sport in partnership with its world-class Team Hartford athletes, and hosting the Hartford Competition Series. , five premier competitive adaptive sports events.
The event is also sponsored by the University of Central Oklahoma, Hanger Clinic, MidFirst Bank, Visit Edmond, Bule and Gold Sausage and American Fidelity. For more information, visit www.endeavorgames.org/edmond.