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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:13 pm

TurnstoneCenter to Host the Adaptive Sports USA 2018 Junior Nationals

The following was released on Thurs., Sept. 28, 2017 by Adaptive Sports USA:

Littleton, CO - Adaptive Sports USA announced today that they will be hosting the Adaptive Sports USA 2018 Junior Nationals in conjunction with the Turnstone Center. The event is scheduled for July 21 -­ 28 in Fort Wayne, IN.

"Turnstone, Visit Fort Wayne and the City of Fort Wayne are proud to collaborate with Adaptive Sports USA to host the 35 iteration of the Junior Nationals.
Fort Wayne is centrally located and provides easy access from most anywhere in the United States. When you couple Turnstone’s Plassman Athletic Center with the community’s first class sport venues, hotels and recreational and entertainment options along with Indiana’s famed Hoosier Hospitality, Fort Wayne is committed to hosting a first class event for the expected 300+ athletes along with families and spectators who will visit Fort Wayne.” Mike Mushett CEO, Turnstone.

This event is the largest longstanding annual multi-­sport event for youth with a physical disability and/or visual impairment in the United States. Junior Nationals has traveled to a different host city annually since its inception in 1984. The weeklong national sport championship is open to young athletes through the age of 22 and includes educational clinics, socials and competition in archery, powerlifting, swimming, track and field, and more.

“Adaptive Sports USA is thrilled to partner with Turnstone for the 35th  edition of Junior Nationals. The City of Fort Wayne and Turnstone are ready to welcome our athletes, their coaches and family members with their warm hospitality and we are confident in their leadership’s ability to put on a world class event. Turnstone has hosted multiple national competitions, has venues that will offer a quality championships experience and has a strong volunteer program already in place. Turnstone is an Adaptive Sports USA chapter, Disabled Sports USA chapter, Gold Medal Paralympic Sport Club and United States Association of Blind Athletes Sports Club and is a vital part of the adaptive and Paralympic movement both locally and nationally. We look forward to planning and implementing the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals with them over the next year.” Susan Rossi, Executive Director, Adaptive Sports USA


The event website will launch mid-November and eligibility requirements and registration information, details on travel and lodging, a tentative schedule and other pertinent information will be available as the information develops. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Rossi at 719-439-3823 or (national) or Rena Burden at 260-483-2100 or (local).