SAN ANTONIO, TX, April 8, 2021 – An estimated 200 athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments from across the state will compete in the 11th Annual Texas Regional Games (TRG) from Friday through Sunday, April 16-18, at newly-opened Morgan’s Wonderland Sports (MWS) complex and nearby venues in proximity to world-renowned Morgan’s Wonderland theme park.
Sponsored by Texas Regional Para Sports, TRG will offer competition in eight sports – archery, precision shooting, track and field, boccia, cycling, tennis, power lifting and swimming, said Wendy Gumbert, director. MWS will be the hub of the Games, while some contests will take place at North East Independent School District’s Heroes Stadium and the STAR Soccer Complex.
“TRG will be the first adaptive sporting competition in over a year for six of the eight sports,” Gumbert added. “Athletes have been training for over a year with no competition outlet. Our ability to host TRG in 2021 offers so much hope and positive energy to the future. Many TRG athletes are training to qualify for their respective US Paralympic Trials in hopes of making the 2021 US Paralympic Team that’s headed to Tokyo. TRG will host many current Paralympians as well as 2021 Paralympic hopefuls.”
In addition, many TRG athletes are preparing to qualify for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Track and Field Championships. Student athletes with physical disabilities compete under the UIL school-based program in the 100-yard dash, 400-yard dash and shot put. For Army and Marine Corps athletes, TRG will serve as qualification trials for the 2021 Warrior Games.
Gumbert thanked Morgan’s Wonderland, MWS and Maxwell Medical Services “for continuing to provide opportunities for athletes with disabilities to succeed in life and on the playing field.” For more TRG information, visit https://TexasRegionalSport.org/Texas-Regional-Games/, or contact Gumbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three-acre, $4-million MWS at 5025 David Edwards Drive provides fitness and competition for athletes with different abilities. It features multiple court or field combinations including baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a football field, a basketball court and a volleyball court. It also includes an 8,000-square-foot covered pavilion and a separate stage to serve as focal point for walks to raise funds for charitable organizations, performances and other special events.
MWS also serves as headquarters for STRAPS (South Texas Regional and Adaptive Para Sports) and the San Antonio office of Special Olympics Texas. More details are available at www.MorgansWonderlandSports.com.
MWS is the latest addition to the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation (MWIF) “family” of ultra-accessible™, fully-inclusive facilities for those with and without special needs. Because of the success of Morgan’s Wonderland, MWIF was created to coordinate fundraising, planning and communication among all the Morgan’s Wonderland-associated entities. These include MWS, Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park, Morgan’s Wonderland Camp and new projects in progress such as The MAC (Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland). For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com/MWIF or email MWIF@MorgansWonderland.com.
Texas Regional Games
April 15-18, 2021
San Antonio, Texas
Friday, April 16
7:30 AM-4:00 PM Archery Competition & Awards (Youth 3-5) STAR Soccer Complex
10:00 am-7:00 PM Tennis Prelims Morgan’s Wonderland Sports
3:30-5:00 PM Standing Javelin Competition STAR Soccer Complex
4:30-6:30 PM Powerlifting Competition & Awards Morgan’s Wonderland Sports
5:30-7:00 PM Swimming Competition & Awards Bill Walker Pool
Saturday, April 17
9:00 AM-12:30 PM Field Competition (Session I-Juniors) NEISD Field Pits
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Air Guns Competition & Awards Morgan’s Wonderland Gym
2:00-5:00 PM Field Competition (Session II-Adults) NEISD Field Pits
10:00 am-6:00 PM Tennis Finals and Awards Morgan’s Wonderland Sports
4:00-6:30 PM Cycling Criterium & Awards Morgan’s Wonderland Sports
3:00-6:00 PM Texas Regional Games Super Sports Expo of Fun Morgan’s Wonderland Sports
Sunday, April 18
8:00 AM-3:00 PM Track Competition NEISD Heroes Stadium
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Boccia Competition & Awards Morgan’s Wonderland Gym
Additional Information, Registration, Volunteer: www.TexasRegionalSport.org