National Junior Disability Championships 2011
With the support of organizations like Michigan Sports Unlimited, Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region is quickly becoming a premier destination for disabled athletic events. Recently, the Great Lakes Bay Region was chosen as the host of the 2011 National Junior Disability Championships, an event in which the top 300 Junior Disabled Athletes from across the country will come to the Great Lakes Bay Region to compete.
The Championships, set to take place July 16 - 23, 2011 at Saginaw Valley State University, will bring over 1,000 athletes, families, coaches, and other visitors to the Great Lakes Bay Region. Combine that with the fact that this is the first time Michigan has ever been selected to host this national event, and you’ve got a big win for Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. In past years, the NJDC has been hosted in major metropolitan areas, including 2010’s host city, Chicago.
“This is a huge honor for our organization,” said Jeff Coupie, Director of Michigan Sports Unlimited. “These young athletes are future paralympians who will one day represent our country, and we’re proud to be able to bring such a monumental event to Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region.”
The Junior Athletes, ranging from age 7-21, will compete in Track & Field, Archery, Swimming, Powerlifting, and Table Tennis as they vie for top ranks in the Championship on Saginaw Valley State University’s Campus. For more information about the event or how to volunteer or become a sponsor, contact Jeff Coupie of Michigan Sports Unlimited at 989.771.5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org