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Extremity Games

Extremity Games
Motto There's No Replacement for the Competitive Spirit
First event Summer 2006 in Orlando, Florida.
Occur every Year
Purpose Adaptive sports for people with physical disabilities
Headquarters 2845 Crooks Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
USA
Executive Director Beth Geno
Website Extremity Games Official site
Remarks Event organized by Athletes with Disabilities Network, formerly Extremity Events Network

The Extremity Games is an adaptive sports competition, similar to the X Games, for athletes with amputations and limb differences. The Extremity Games was started by College Park Industries, a manufacturer of prosthetic feet, in the summer of 2006 in Orlando, Florida. Competitors perform in many different sports, categories and styles, trying to win bronze, silver and gold medals, as well as prizes and money. In addition to the competitions there are instructional clinics held in each of the sports in which trainers instruct new-comers on basics of the sport. Vital to the experience of the Extremity Games is the live music, interactive exhibit area, and featured demonstration sports that are operating concurrently with the competitions.

Organized to raise awareness of the abilities of people with limb loss or limb difference, Extremity Games provides the opportunity for athletes to compete peer-to-peer, limb loss-to-limb loss, while competing for cash and other prizes. Extremity Games hosts athletes primarily from across the US and several athletes from around the world. Extremity Games proves “There’s No Replacement for the Competitive Spirit™”. For more information, visit http://www.extremitygames.com.

Extremity Games, in partnership with Adaptive Action Sports, serves as the qualifier to the ESPN® Summer X Games Super X Adaptive Finals motocross competition. Riders compete at Extremity Games for an invitation to Summer X Games. The Super X Adaptive Finals are televised on ESPN in late July/early August.

World Wakeboard Association (WWA) named Extremity Games (eXG) as the qualifier for the new Adaptive Standing and Adaptive Sit-Boarding Divisions for the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships. [1] "The WWA is looking forward to our new partnership with Extremity Games and expanding our divisions at the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships," comments WWA President Shannon Starling, "The level of wakeboarding that the riders in both of our two new adaptive divisions are able to accomplish is fascinating."

"We look forward to providing the opportunity for adaptive athletes to compete at the next level," says Beth Geno, Executive Director of Athletes with Disabilities Network, organizers of Extremity Games, "It's great to see the athletes pushing themselves further every year."

Extremity Games is organized by Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN). ADN’s mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. ADN organizes Extremity Games, as well as Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors men and women who have overcome physical challenges to become elite athletes and superior role models. For more information about ADN and its programs, please visit http://www.adnpage.org.

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External links

  • Extremity Games Official site
  • Extremity Games Facebook site
  • Extremity Games Myspace Site
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