NJDC provides an opportunity for 300+ top young athletes aged 7-21 from all around the country to compete for medals in 7 different athletic events during the 8 days of the games. (News Release) What makes this event special is that all of these athletes have significant physical or visual disabilities, such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, amputations, and blindness. These exceptionally talented athletes have all qualified at regional meets held earlier in the year, and represent the very best performers in their sports and age ranges in the country.
The 2010 Games are presented by World Sport Chicago, Proud Partner of NJDC 2010, and are supported by the US Paralympics. GLASA, the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association based in Lake Forest IL, is hosting and organizing this year's event.
The public is encouraged to come cheer on the athletes or volunteer at the games. Please visit njdc2010.org for more information.