Five Athletes with Intellectual Disability Earn US Paralympic Team Spots in Rio

Rio 2016 Paralympics Logo
Brannigan, Clark, Cichocki, Griffin and Hadden set to Go for the Gold in their First Paralympic Games For Immediate Release: September 6, 2016 (Updated September 12) Athletes Without Limits is proud to announce that five of its members have been selected to the US Paralympic Team competing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 8 - 18. The five US athletes with intellectual disability who have been selected to join TeamUSA are: Mikey Brannigan (Northport LI, NY). Brannigan, 19, enters the Paralympics as both the reigning world champion in the 1500 meter run ...

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Coach Patrick Thoreson Honored by US Masters Swimming

Ecuador Swimming US Team
Wins Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016 Contact: Barry Holman (202) 544-0510 Athletes Without Limits’ Swimming Program Director and Head Coach of the Atlanta-based Nautical Milers Special Needs Swim Team, Patrick Thoreson, has been awarded the prestigious United States Masters Swimming “Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award” for 2016. The award, created by the USMS Coaches’ Committee in 2008, recognizes the top US Masters swim coaches in the county. Thoreson, aka “Coach Pat,” from Atlanta, GA, was inspired to start a ...

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Results from the 2016 Inas World Tennis Championships

Athletes Without Limits congratulates all the players who recently competed in the 2016 Inas World Championships for high-performance players with intellectual impairment. Top athletes from Australia, Belguim, Czech Republic, Italy and the United States came to Sea Colony Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware for the 5-day tournament, which took place June 10-19th.  A special thank you to the coaches, USTA officials, volunteers, parents, our hosts at Sea Colony Tennis Center and event sponsors who helped make the first US hosted Inas event such a success. MEDIA ...

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Athletes Without Limits Wins Bid to Host Inas Tennis World Championships in 2016

Tennis
INAS are pleased to announce the awarding of the 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships to USA. Sea Colony Resort at Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States will play host...

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Athletes Without Limits Receives CARH Grant to Start High Performance Sport Programs in the Bay Area

San Francisco
CARH Inc. has awarded Athletes Without Limits a grant to create high performance athletic opportunities for people with intellectual disability in the Bay Area.

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Adrian Garcia Gives Motivational Talk at Athletes Without Limits Basketball Practice

Leon Trimmingham and Adrian Garcia
July 9th marks a special day for our US Basketball Team training in Houston. Adrian Garcia, former Houston Chief of Police and current Mayoral candidate, attended our evening practice to give the players a motivational talk. Houston area supporters were invited to the Open Practice to meet the men and women who will be representing the USA at future Inas Championships for players with intellectual impairment and other high-level tournaments. When: Thursday, July 9, 2015 Where: Chapelwood United Methodist Gymnasium 11140 Greenbay, Houston, TX 77024 Time: ...

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Poland to Host First Inas European Winter Games

Zakopane, Poland
Inas Europe Region has launched a new project - the Winter Games - which in its first year also incorporates the 2016 Inas World Alpine and Nordic Skiing Championships along with Handball. The event takes place in Zakopane, Poland, between 29th February to 5th March 2016.

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US Team Prepares for 2015 Inas Global Games Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador
Top US athletes are preparing to take on the world at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Quito, Ecuador September 20 - 27. The US will be led by reigning tennis world champions Brittany Taglareni (singles), her doubles partner Katherine Richards and 2011 Global Games defending cycling champion Syd Lea. The US will field teams in track and field, swimming, tennis, cycling and basketball. Over 1000 athletes from 40 countries are expected to compete in the pre-eminant elite sports competition for athletes with intellectual disability. "We are very proud of the US athletes ...

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Athletes Without Limits to be Charity Partner for Drink the District Events

Washington DC
Athletes Without Limits is excited to announce a fundraising partnership with Drink the District events promoted by former Apprentice celeb Steuart Martens and his partner Dan Kirner. Martens also serves on the Athletes Without Limits Board of Directors and has used his open-water swimming talents to raise money and awareness for our athletes.

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Athletes Without Limits Launches Houston-Based National Basketball Program

Athletes Without Limits Basketball
Under the leadership of former Sydney Kings pro player Leon Trimingham, Athletes Without Limits has launched a Houston-based basketball team for high-performance athletes with intellectual disability. Tryouts were held at The University of Houston this past March for both Men's and Women's Teams and nearly 20 players have been chosen to represent USA at upcoming international events. The athletes recently underwent the rigorous Inas/Paralympic Eligibility process and are currently training for the 2015 Inas Global Games World Championships. This will be the first ...

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