UroMed Sponsors Texas Regional Games for Wheelchair Athletes

UroMed joined in on the festivities this weekend at the Texas Regional Games, hosted by the Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association and San Antonio Sports on April 20-22, 2012 at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. 

More than 75 athletes competed in 2011, according to Trinity University. More than 100 competitors were expected last weekend, including many wounded U.S. service members, in tennis, swimming, track and field trials.

Not only did we have the chance to cheer on participants at the games, we also had the pleasure of providing the 100+ athletes and volunteers with a lunch buffet during the event.  Editor’s Note: We had no idea that it was possible to eat that much pizza at one time, but the Texas athletes proved us wrong!

The Texas Regional Games offered athletes the chance to qualify for the US Paralympics and other events in the following sports: Track & Field, Swimming, Fencing, Air Guns & Archery. [Athletes must hold a 2012 IPC Athletics License in order for the results from the Texas Regional Games to count for U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Team status, 2012 Paralympics Games qualification and/or IPC World Rankings.]

Competing athletes take aim on the archery range at the Texas Regional Games.

Competing athletes take aim on the archery range at the Texas Regional Games.

The top three finishers at the U.S. Paralympic Trials will represent the United States in late August in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games, the major international meet for athletes with a disability that’s staged every four years at the conclusion of the Olympic Games.

We caught some pictures of athletes in action, on the archery course and fencing in the gym at Trinity University, and we were thrilled that the weather turned out so beautifully during this event!

Athletes donned protective gear to take each other on during the fencing competition.

Athletes donned protective gear to take each other on during the fencing competition.

The local San Antonio newspaper also featured a wonderful story on the Texas Regional Games with additional pictures that you may want to take a minute to view. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/An-adrenaline-junkie-in-a-racing-chair-3498652.php#ixzz1stu1RDfb

Learn more about the Texas Regional Games and see the latest event results at: http://www.sanantoniosports.org/texasregionalgames.html

If you’d like to stay informed about ongoing adaptive sports events in Texas, Sidelines, San Antonio Sports’ e-mail newsletter, is a great way to stay connected. Sidelines regularly delivers valuable news and photos about events, volunteer opportunities, youth programs and offers fun profiles of sponsors, volunteers and staff.  Sign up for it here: http://www.sanantoniosports.org/sidelines.htm

About San Antonio Sports

For 28 years, San Antonio Sports has put their city on the global stage. From NCAA Championships to the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon, the premier events they host have delivered more than $401 million for their local economy. San Antonio Sports is a nonprofit organization that works every day to transform our community through the power of sport. Year ‘round, our kids programs deliver sports and fitness programs to thousands of children in every part of our community. We’re in 262 local elementary schools with our ING Kids Rock Marathon training program and Go!Kids Challenge™. Our Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program introduces U.I.L. sport fundamentals after school to inner-city children by providing coaching, equipment, and nutrition and character-building lessons. Our Fit Family Challenge expands our kids’ fitness efforts with a fun, incentivized four-month, county-wide program for the whole family. We invite everyone to become a part of the San Antonio Sports team, as a participant, a volunteer and a member. Visit us at www.SanAntonioSports.org or call 210-820-2100.

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

One Response to UroMed Sponsors Texas Regional Games for Wheelchair Athletes

  1. Thank you Uromed, we love your support and especially the pizza. There are 100’s of photos from the event posted on our Facebook page at Texas Regional Paralympic Sport. Check out the photos, you will see all the smiles and positive energy from the athletes.

    Thank you, Texas Regional Games Staff

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