Berkeley, CA – Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP), in conjunction with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, is hosting a Gateway to Gold talent identification event October 17, 2015 at the University of California Berkeley’s Recreational Sports Facility. The event is designed to discover athletes with physical and visual impairments who have athletic talent and could compete for Team USA at a future Paralympic Games.
The Gateway to Gold is the first step toward the podium for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments across the Western region of the US. Gateway to Gold participants will go through sport specific tests and evaluations to determine if they are ready for the next level of opportunity in Paralympic sport.
The program is sponsored by BP, which has contributed significant funding and support at the community level since the inception of the Gateway to Gold program in 2013. BP has been a sponsor of U.S. Paralympics for more than five years and continues its support today by contributing funding for grassroots adaptive sports programs in communities around the U.S.
Gateway to Gold talent identification event
Individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments from across the state who aspire to represent their country at the Paralympic Games
Saturday, October 17th 2015 from 9:00am-4:30pm
University of California Berkeley; Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
About Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP):
BORP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs. At BORP, we believe that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access, and we continually strive to make this a reality.
BORP is headquartered in Berkeley, California and is the leading provider and promoter of accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to our high quality innovative sports and recreation programs, our expert staff provides advocacy, trainings, referrals and consultation services and have helped initiate adaptive sports programs in several other cities across the state. BORP also conducts disability awareness trainings and adaptive sports exhibitions for a variety of community agencies and serves as a valuable resource to physical therapists, rehabilitation hospitals, parks and recreation departments and related organizations. Visit us at www.borp.org.
About U.S. Paralympics:
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Web site at USParalympics.org. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Gateway to Gold website at GatewayToGold.org.
Below are the dates, locations and registration links for all four of the Gateway to Gold events.
Harris County – Houston Sports Authority
Sports: cycling, powerlifting, track and field, wheelchair tennis
Registration link: https://paralympics.fusesport.com/registration/335/pr/
Adaptive Sports New England
Sports: Nordic skiing, rowing, swimming, track and field
Registration link: https://paralympics.fusesport.com/registration/334/pr/
Sports: cycling, Nordic skiing, track and field
Registration link: https://paralympics.fusesport.com/registration/338/pr/
Bay Area Outreach Program
Sports: archery, cycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball
Registration link: https://paralympics.fusesport.com/registration/337/pr/